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Poetry Sunday: Anna Akhmatova Poems Translated by Meryl Natchez

By Rebecca Foust
Anna Akhmatova evolved from a bohemian lioness into the embodiment of suffering and courage. In her last years, she found herself surrounded by young poets who saw her as a sort of deity of modern Russian poetry and history. Nobel laureate Joseph Brodsky was her favorite disciple. In a century that shattered so many other Russian traditions, their friendship gave strength and continuity to Russian poetry.]]>
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