DescriptionThe central work by the world-famous Chuvashian who "writes with an imagistic compression an real time candor that is utterly unique" ("Publishers Weekly").
Lifelong Aygi translator and friend Peter France wrote in "The Guardian": "Aygi wrote from a deep awareness of the losses and destructions of the 20th century." "Field-Russia" is a book of poems arranged shortly before Aygi's death, which in his view occupied a central place in his work. The collection opens with an informal conversation about poetry, and is followed by a series of little lyric "books"--"Field-Russia, Time of the Ravines," and "Final Departure"--that form a part of Aygi's "life-book." Like Ahkmatova and Celan before him, Aygi has left us with these most necessary words to dwell in--a quiet, spiritual poetry in a time of uprootedness and despair.
New Directions Publishing Corporation
October 17, 2007
6.0 X 0.6 X 8.9 inches | 0.6 pounds
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About the Author
Gennady Aygi (1934-2006) was born in a village in the Chuvash Republic, a land with a Turkic language, and eventually became the Chuvash national poet, later moving to Moscow. Like Platonov, he couldn't publish his work in the Soviet Union until the 1980s. New Directions publishes his books Child-And-Rose and Field-Russia
Peter France has published widely on French, Russian, and comparative literature. New Directions publishes his translations of Gennady Aygi.