Selected Poems of Anna Akhmatova by Anna Akhmatova

Selected Poems of Anna Akhmatova

Anna Akhmatova

289 pages first pub 1969 (editions)

fiction poetry challenging reflective slow-paced


A companion to The Complete Poems, this collection offers in a bilingual format some of the Russian poet's most intense and lyrical moments, while retaining a preface by Roberta Reeder and accompanying notes for Judith Hemschemeyer's translations....

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reflective 100%
emotional 75%
sad 75%
challenging 25%
dark 25%
hopeful 25%
informative 25%
inspiring 25%
mysterious 25%
tense 25%


medium 50%
slow 25%
fast 25%

Plot- or character-driven?

N/A: 66% | Character: 33%

Strong character development?

N/A: 66% | It's complicated: 33%

Loveable characters?

N/A: 66% | It's complicated: 33%

Diverse cast of characters?

N/A: 66% | No: 33%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

N/A: 66% | It's complicated: 33%

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