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The Russian Jerusalem - 9781857549102

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  • Product code: BISII
  • ISBN: 9781857549102
  • Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 21.6cm x 13.5cm
  • Pages: 169
  • Publish date: 29/05/2008

The Russian Jerusalem (Paperback)

The Russian Jerusalem - 9781857549102

Elaine Feinstein


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Beginning in present-day St Petersburg, "The Russian Jerusalem" explores the landscape of twentieth century Russian literature. In this evocative autobiographical novel, distinguished poet, translator, novelist and biographer Elaine Feinstein moves among the dead poets of Stalin's Russia with the poet Marina Tsvetaeva as her Virgil, mingling with the ghosts of writers such as Anna Akhmatova, Boris Pasternak, Osip Mandelstam and Joseph Brodsky. These imaginary encounters are interspersed with new poems by Feinstein. The author, herself of Russian descent, reconstructs the lives and fates of Russian, often Jewish, writers during the long age of Soviet terror, re-establishing them at the heart of the European tradition.

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Product Details

  • Product code: BISII
  • ISBN: 9781857549102
  • Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 21.6cm x 13.5cm
  • Pages: 169
  • Publish date: 29/05/2008

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