Poems of Akhmatova by Max Hayward, Anna Akhmatova, Stanley Kunitz

192 pages first pub 1962 (editions)

nonfiction poetry reflective sad slow-paced


In her finely crafted translations Coffin has been uniquely successful in reproducing the directness and striking effects characteristic of Akhmatova's poetry, and she is the first to remain true to Akhmatova's rhyme and cadence. The poems are pre...

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reflective 100%
emotional 75%
challenging 50%
tense 50%
informative 25%
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