Selected Poems

Selected Poems

Written by: Marina Tsvetaeva
Introduction by:
Translated by:

Format
Paperback
Price
$17.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140187595
  • 160 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

An acclaimed translation of the best work of the passionate Russian poet

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”

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Table of Contents

Selected PoemsList of Collaborators
Introduction

POEMS

I know the truth
What is this gypsy passion for separation
We shall not escape Hell
Some ancestor of mine
I’m glad your sickness
We are keeping an eye on the girls
No one has taken anything away
You throw back your head
Where does this tenderness come from?
Bent with worry
Today or tomorrow the snow will melt
VERSES ABOUT MOSCOW
From INSOMNIA
POEMS FOR AKHMATOVA
POEMS FOR BLOK
A kiss on the head
From SWANS’ ENCAMPMENT
Yesterday he still looked in my eyes
To Mayakovsky
Praise to the Rich
God help us Smoke!
Ophelia: in Defence of the Queen
Wherever you are I can reach you
From WIRES
Sahara
The Poet
Appointment
Rails
You loved me
It’s not like waiting for post
My ear attends to you
As people listen intently
Strong doesn’t mate with strong
In a world
POEM OF THE MOUNTAIN
POEM OF THE END
An Attempt at Jealousy
To Boris Pasternak

From THE RATCATCHER:
From Chapter 1
From Chapter 2: Dreams
From The Children’s Paradise

From POEMS TO A SON
Homesickness
I opened my veins
Epitaph
Readers of Newspapers
Desk
Bus
When I look at the flight of the leaves
From POEMS TO CZECHOSLOVAKIA

Notes on Working Method: Angela Livingstone
Notes

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