Publisher: Lexington Books (December 5, 2007)
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At a time in Russia's background whilst poets can be (and occasionally have been) killed for a poem, the autobiographies of 3 in demand poets, Osip Mandelstam, Marina Tsvetaeva, and Boris Pasternak, grew to become a brave safeguard of poetry. the main risky paintings exhibits how those autobiographies hint an emotional trajectory that corresponds to the depth of the social and country pressures that threatened Russian poets from the early Twenties to the overdue Nineteen Fifties. in the course of a interval while literature grew to become intensely political, and artistic freedom turned intensely dicy, those autobiographies proclaim poetry's immortality and shield the poet's correct to person creativity opposed to an more and more threatening Soviet literary hierarchy. Donald Loewen presents distinct shut readings of those biographies and juxtaposes those readings with old context. the main risky paintings is an illuminating contribution to the learn of Russian literature. the amount is of designated curiosity to researchers of twentieth century Russian literature and autobiography.