Title

Requiem

Authors

Anna Akhmatova

Document Type

Website

Course Date

Fall 2021

Course Number

HU 300

Course Title

World Literature: Russian

Abstract

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.

Assigned Readings

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.

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