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Leningrad Poetry 1953–1975

The Thaw Generation

by Emily Lygo (Author)
Monographs XI, 365 Pages

Summary

This is the first book-length study of the outstanding generation of Leningrad poets whose careers began during the Khrushchev Thaw. The text brings together memoirs, interviews, and archival research to construct an account of the world of poetry in Leningrad, in which many now-famous figures began writing. The author describes the institutions, official events, unofficial groups, and informal activities that were attended by many young poets, including the pre-eminent poet of this generation, Iosif Brodsky. Alongside a detailed study of Brodsky’s work from the early 1970s are close readings of two other major poets from this generation whose work has often been overlooked, Viktor Sosnora and Dmitry Bobyshev.

Details

Pages
XI, 365
ISBN (PDF)
9783035300116
ISBN (Softcover)
9783039113705
Language
English
Publication date
2011 (January)
Tags
Leningrad Khrushchev Official poetry Brodsky
Published
Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, 2010. XI, 365 pp.

Biographical notes

Emily Lygo (Author)

The Author: Emily Lygo studied Russian at the University of Oxford, where she completed her D.Phil. in 2006. She is now Lecturer in Russian at the University of Exeter.

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