Selected Poems

Selected Poems

Written by: Yevgeny Yevtushenko
Introduction by: Robin Milner-Gulland
Translated by: Robin Milner-Gulland
Translated by: Peter Levi

Format
Paperback
Price
$14.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140424775
  • 96 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

This volume contains a selection of early works by Yevgeny Alexandrovich Yevtushenko who blazed a trail for a generation of Soviet poets with a confident poetic voice that moves effortlessly between social and personal themes. ‘Zima Junction’ vividly describes his idyllic childhood in Siberia and his impressions of home after a long absence in Moscow. Private moments are captured in ‘Waking’, on the joys of discovering the unexpected in a lover, and ‘Birthday’, on a mother’s concern for her son, while ‘Encounter’ depicts an unexpected meeting with Hemingway in Copenhagen. ‘The Companion’ and ‘Party Card’ show war from a child’s eye, whether playing while oblivious to German bombs falling nearby or discovering a fatally wounded soldier in the forest, while Yevtushenko’s famous poem, ‘Babiy Yar’, is an angry exposé of the Nazi massacre of the Jews of Kiev.
Selected Poems

Selected Poems

Written by: Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Introduction by: Robin Milner-Gulland, Translated by: Robin Milner-Gulland, Translated by: Peter Levi

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