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Letters, Summer 1926

Letters, Summer 1926

  • Title: Letters, Summer 1926
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  • ISBN : 9780940322714
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 380 pages


Edited by Yevgeny Pasternak, Yelena Pasternak, and Konstantin M AzadovskyThe summer of 1926 was a time of trouble and uncertainty for each of the three poets whose correspondence is collected in this moving volume Marina Tsvetayeva was living in exile in France and struggling to get by Boris Pasternak was in Moscow, trying to come to terms with the new Bolshevik regime Edited by Yevgeny Pasternak, Yelena Pasternak, and Konstantin M AzadovskyThe summer of 1926 was a time of trouble and uncertainty for each of the three poets whose correspondence is collected in this moving volume Marina Tsvetayeva was living in exile in France and struggling to get by Boris Pasternak was in Moscow, trying to come to terms with the new Bolshevik regime Rainer Maria Rilke, in Switzerland, was dying Though hardly known to each other, they began to correspond, exchanging a series of searching letters in which every aspect of life and work is discussed with extraordinary intensity and passion Letters Summer 1926 takes the reader into the hearts and minds of three of the twentieth century s greatest poets at a moment of maximum emotional and creative pressure


Author Boris Pasternak

Boris Leonidovich Pasternak was born in Moscow to talented artists his father a painter and illustrator of Tolstoy s works, his mother a well known concert pianist Though his parents were both Jewish, they became Christianized, first as Russian Orthodox and later as Tolstoyan Christians Pasternak s education began in a German Gymnasium in Moscow and was continued at the University of Moscow Un




Letters, Summer 1926 Reviews (22)

  • I am giving this chronicle of one Summer five stars all around It especially goes to the translators who had to translate Russian, French, and German into English There were passages in the text that were untranslated but had footnotes that were in English And I was rather glad for the footnotes bec [..]

  • After my time spent wrestling with Rilke and mostly losing, I was in Brickbat Books during a break from work the other day and saw this book of correspondence on the shelves The New York Review of Books imprint is usually a good bet for getting your money s worth, and Pasternak is a poet I ve always [..]

  • Marina Tsvetaeva was a brilliant Romantic poet who lived in the early 20th Century in the Soviet Union Her letters to Rilke and Pasternak in the Summer of 1926 are transcendent Rilke matches her in poetic grace Pasternak has a harder time keeping up and, to be frank, he spends a lot of his time whin [..]

  • Heartbreaking and poignant, the letters between Marina Tsvetaeva, Rainer Maria Rilke and Boris Pasternak show the strength of the written word in extraordinarily difficult times Tsvetaeva in exile in France, Pasternak squeaking by in Moscow, and Rilke slowly dying in the Swiss countryside Their emot [..]

  • What to make of these letters exchanged by three of the greatest poets of the 20th century in that glorious summer of 1926 Immediately the heart on the sleeve will put a sour taste in a number of readers mouths The raptures will ring excessive for many, as it seems as if these poets are trying to ou [..]

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