Time of Gratitude

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New Directions Publishing Corporation
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5.1 X 0.5 X 7.9 inches | 0.35 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, including the Oxford Guide to Literature in English Translation. New Directions publishes his translations of the Chuvash poet Gennady Aygi: Field-Russia and Child-And-Rose


The most original voice in contemporary Russian poetry.--Jacques Roubaud
Warmth and passion infuse a collection of poetry and prose...A well-chosen introduction to the artistic and spiritual forces that shaped a poet.
Illuminating.--Jim Kates
This collection of poetry and verse-infused prose from the celebrated Russian and Chuvash poet bows to the writers and artists who kept him creatively inspired during the Soviet era.--Bret Stephens"New & Noteworthy" (12/16/2017)
A collection of essays and poems inspired by a life in art, Aygi's work is impressive in its international scope and deep devotion to the ideal of a poetry...His own included poems are both simple and striking, showing that he belongs in the company of the authors about whom he writes.--Time of Gratitude
Aygi's vision is essentially ecstatic, even slavific. It was Aygi who referred to the free-verse lyric as 'a kind of unrepeatable temple.' His verse constitutes an argument for aesthetic and affective scale, a lyric ripple or tremor in the fabric of the language and the sensual life: individual, collective, planetary....-- (12/16/2017)