The New Russian Poets: 1953 to 1966 (An Anthology)

By Boris Pasternak, Bulat Okudzhava, George Reavy, Alexander Tvardovsky, Leonid Martynov, Victor Bokov, Boris Slutsky, Yevgeny Vino

Twin language translation (russian and english)

selected, edited, translated and writer of integrated essay "The New developments and Voices in Soviet Poetry"

this is one other an invaluable anthology of Soviet poetry. it's nowhere close to as entire as "20th Century Russian Poetry: Silver and Steel" that's at the tracker. notwithstanding, this does have the good thing about being twin language, to any english talking russian learner, and it has a pleasant essay by way of the translator.

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