By Andrey Kneller
Anna Akhmatova (June 23, 1889 – March five, 1966) is taken into account by means of many to be one of many maximum Russian poets of the Silver Age. Her works variety from brief lyric love poetry to longer, extra complicated cycles, comparable to Requiem, a sad depiction of the Stalinist terror. one of many vanguard leaders of the Acmeism circulate, which fascinated with rigorous shape and directness of phrases, she used to be a grasp of conveying uncooked emotion in her portrayals of daily occasions. through the time of heavy censorship and persecution, her poetry gave voice to the Russian humans. Anna Akhmatova released the gathering "White Flock" in 1917. Joseph Brodsky later defined this quantity as writing of private lyricism tinged with the “note of managed terror.” this day, it is still between her such a lot celebrated courses. it's offered right here in complete, in a dual-language booklet, translated by way of Andrey Kneller.