Stolen Air: Selected Poems of Osip Mandelstam
- Authors:Christian WimanOsip Mandelstam
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- Format:Deckle Edge
- Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
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- Dimensions (in):5.3 x 0.3 x 8
- Publication Date:March 27, 2012
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Osip Mandelstam was perhaps the most important Russian poet of the nineteen-hundreds—a crucial instigator of the “revolution of the word” that took place in early twentieth-century St. Petersburg and a political non-conformist who earned the enmity of Stalin and his totalitarian regime. With Stolen Air, Christian Wiman, editor of POETRY, America’s oldest and most prestigious magazine of verse, offers a new selection and translation of Mandelstam’s poetry—from his hard-edged and highly formal early poems to his almost savagely musical later works—for a new generation to be moved by, marvel at, and appreciate.
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