Letters Summer 1926

Boris Pasternak (Author) Marina Tsvetayeva (Author)
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Edited by Yevgeny Pasternak, Yelena Pasternak, and Konstantin M. Azadovsky

The summer of 1926 was a time of trouble and uncertainty for each of the three poets whose correspondence is collected in this moving volume. Marina Tsvetayeva was living in exile in France and struggling to get by. Boris Pasternak was in Moscow, trying to come to terms with the new Bolshevik regime. Rainer Maria Rilke, in Switzerland, was dying. Though hardly known to each other, they began to correspond, exchanging a series of searching letters in which every aspect of life and work is discussed with extraordinary intensity and passion. Letters: Summer 1926 takes the reader into the hearts and minds of three of the twentieth century's greatest poets at a moment of maximum emotional and creative pressure.

Product Details

Price
$19.95  $18.35
Publisher
New York Review of Books
Publish Date
October 31, 2001
Pages
378
Dimensions
4.98 X 1.02 X 7.96 inches | 0.89 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780940322714
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About the Author

Boris Pasternak (1890-1960), the poet and author of Doctor Zhivago, was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1958.

Marina Tsvetayeva (1892-1941) was a Russian poet and memoirist.

Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) achieved fame with his Duino Elegies and Letters to a Young Poet.

Susan Sontag (1933-2004) was a novelist, playwright, filmmaker, and one of the most influential critics of her generation. Her books include Against Interpretation, On Photography, Illness as Metaphor, and The Volcano Lover.