World Literature: Russian
Anna Akhmatova (1889–1966), one of twentieth-century Russia’s greatest poets, was viewed as a dangerous element by post-Revolution authorities. One of the few unrepentant poets to survive the Bolshevik revolution and subsequent Stalinist purges, she set for herself the artistic task of preserving the memory of pre-Revolutionary cultural heritage and of those who had been silenced. This book presents Nancy K. Anderson’s superb translations of three of Akhmatova’s most important poems [including] Requiem, a commemoration of the victims of Stalin’s Terror.
An audio recording of this poem is available on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vchOX6LGekI.
Note: the translation between the provided full text and the video are slightly different.
Akhmatova, A. (2020). Requiem. , (). Retrieved from https://commons.erau.edu/db-hu-300-fall2020/12