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Bride of Ice

Bride of Ice

New Selected Poems

  • Author: Marina Tsvetaeva
  • Publisher: Carcanet
  • ISBN: 1847778372
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 186
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When Elaine Feinstein first read the poems of Marina Tsvetaeva in Russian in the 1960s, the encounter transformed her. 'What drew me to her initially,' she writes, 'was the intensity of her emotions, and the honesty with which she exposed them.' Her translations, first published to great acclaim in 1971, introduced Tsvetaeva to English readers. It was the start of Feinstein's continuing engagement with a poet who has been an enduring, challenging inspiration to her, and whose life she has written. To this enlarged edition Elaine Feinstein adds five major pieces. 'Girlfriend', a sequence of lyrics, was written for Tsvetaeva's lover Sofia Parnok. In 'New Year's Greetings' she responded to the death of Rainer Maria Rilke. 'On a Red Horse' is a dramatic fairytale of power and cruelty. 'Wires', of which two lyrics were included in the earlier edition, now appears in full; and a previously omitted lyric from 'Poem of the End' has been translated. With a new introduction, notes and bibliography of works in English, Bride of Ice brings Tsvetaeva to a new generation of readers.

Selected Poems

Selected Poems

  • Author: Marina T︠S︡vetaeva
  • Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne : Bloodaxe Books
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 160
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During the Stalin years Russia had four great poets to voice the feelings of her oppressed people: Pasternak, Akhmatova, Mandelstam and Marina Tsvetayeva, who was driven to hang herself in 1941. This comprehensive selection has complete versions of all Tsvetayeva's major long poems and poem cycles.

Selected Poems

Selected Poems

  • Author: Marina T͡Svetaeva
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 131
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"An admired contemporary of Rilke, Akhmatova, and Mandelstam, Marina Tsvetaeva was a witness to the political turmoil and the social devastation wrought by the Russian Revolution and a powerfully inspired chronicler of a difficult life and exile sustained by poetry. Pasternak 'was immediately overcome by the immense lyrical power of her poetic form. It... had spring living from experience--personal, and neither narrow-chested nor short of breath from line to line but rich and compact and enveloping.' This selection of Tsvetaeva's work is translated by one of 'the best readers and translators we have of modern Russian verse.' (George Steiner, The New Yorker)."--Back cover.

Marina Tsvetaeva

Marina Tsvetaeva

The Woman, Her World, and Her Poetry

  • Author: Simon Karlinsky
  • Publisher: CUP Archive
  • ISBN: 9780521275743
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 289
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This book is a major critical biography of the poet Maria Tsvetaeva by one of the foremost authorities on her work. It draws on a profusion of recent documentation and research, some of it hitherto unpublished, and encompasses the whole course of her life. Professor Karlinsky is careful to supply the reader with the necessary context for understanding the work by setting out the historical, political and literary background against which Tsvetaeva's life and literary development evolved. A particular feature of the book is a discussion of Tsvetaeva's relationships with her literary contemporaries, especially Mandelstam, Rilke, Akhmatova, Pasternak, and Mayakovsky, and of her emotional involvement with various men and women that are reflected in her poetry, plays and prose. Interest in Tsvetaeva's work has grown considerably and this important book will be essential reading both to scholars of twentieth-century Russian literature and cultural studies and to all serious students of modern literature.

A Companion to Marina Cvetaeva

A Companion to Marina Cvetaeva

Approaches to a Major Russian Poet

  • Author: Sibelan Forrester
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004332952
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 292
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Marina Cvetaeva’s biography and her relationship with visual arts, drama, folklore, music, translation, and the work of other poets, as well as her continuing influence on subsequent Russian poetry.

Marina Tsvetaeva's Poems to Bohemia

Marina Tsvetaeva's Poems to Bohemia

  • Author: David Grunwald
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1365457958
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Poem of the End

Poem of the End

Selected Narrative and Lyrical Poems

  • Author: Marina T︠S︡vetaeva
  • Publisher: Abrams Press
  • ISBN: 9780875011769
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 120
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Marina Tsvetaeva is acknowledged today as one of the twentieth century's greatest poets, a masterful innovator who produced a remarkable body of work before her untimely death in 1941. This bilingual collection contains six of her acclaimed narrative poems, as well as a selection of lyrics, most translated into English for the first time. Tsvetaeva always regarded the narrative poem as her true challenge, and she created powerful and intensely original works in the genre. They can be seen as markers of various stages in her poetic development, ranging from the early, folk-accented "On a Red Steed" to the lyrical-confessional "Poem of the Mountain" and "Poem of the End" to the more metaphysical later poems, "An Attempt at a Room," a beautiful requiem for Rainer Maria Rilke, "New Year's Greetings," and "Poem of the Air," a stirring celebration of Lindbergh's transatlantic flight and the quest for the soul's freedom.

Marina Tsvetaeva

Marina Tsvetaeva

The Double Beat of Heaven and Hell

  • Author: Lily Feiler
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 9780822314820
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 299
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"No more passionate voice ever sounded in Russian poetry of the 20th century," Joseph Brodsky writes of Marina Tsvetaeva. And yet Western readers are only now starting to discover what Tsvetaeva's Russian audience has already recognized, "that she was one of the major poetic voices of the century" (Tomas Venclova, The New Republic). Born to a family of Russian intelligentsia in 1892 and coming of age in the crucible of revolution and war, Tsvetaeva has been seen as a victim of her politicized time, her life and her work marked by exile, neglect, and persecution. This book is the first to show us the poet as she discovered her life through art, shaped as much by inner demons as by the political forces and harsh realities of her day. With remarkable psychological and literary subtlety, Lily Feiler traces these demons through the tragic drama of Tsvetaeva's life and poetry. Hers is a story full of contradictions, resisting social and literary conventions but enmeshed in the politics and poetry of her time. Feiler depicts the poet in her complex relation to her contemporaries--Pasternak, Rilke, Mayakovsky, Mandelstam, and Akhmatova. She shows us a woman embodying the values of nineteenth-century romanticism, yet radical in her poetry, supremely independent in her art, but desperate for appreciation and love, simultaneously mother and child in her complicated sexual relationships with men and women. From prerevolutionary Russia to Red Moscow, from pre-World War II Berlin, Prague, and Paris to the Soviet Union under Stalin, Feiler follows the tortuous drama of Tsvetaeva's life and work to its last tragic act, exposing at each turn the passions that molded some of this century's most powerful poetry.

No Love Without Poetry

No Love Without Poetry

The Memoirs of Marina Tsvetaeva's Daughter

  • Author: Ariadna Efron
  • Publisher: Northwestern University Press
  • ISBN: 0810125897
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 318
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The memoirs of Ariadna Efron have informed all important studies of Marina Tsvetaeva’s writing and are indispensable to a complete understanding of her life and work. Never before translated into English, these memoirs provide the insider’s view of Tsvetaeva’s daughter and "first reader." No Love Without Poetry gives us Efron’s wrenching story of the difficulty of living with genius. The hardships imposed by early twentieth-century Russian political upheaval placed incredible strain on her already fraught, intense relationship with her mother. Efron recounts the family’s travels from Moscow to Germany, to Czechoslovakia, and finally to France, where, against her mother’s advice, Efron decided to return to Russia. Nemec Ignashev draws on new materials, including Efron’s short stories and her mother’s recently published notebooks, to supplement the original memoirs. No Love Without Poetry completes extant historical records on Marina Tsvetaeva and establishes Ariadna Efron as a literary force.