Lubyanka Ninth Circle Requiem: presents parallels between the hell of the Lubyanka where Mandelstam
was originally imprisoned and Dante's ninth circle of hell, where Stalin is surely imprisoned in aeternum.
Consequently--owing to their call for poetry marked by clarity, simplicity, and material tangibility--acmeist poets like Nikolay Gumilev, Anna Akhmatova, Mikhail Kuzmin, and especially Mandelstam
have often been perceived as renegades from Russian literary modernism.
Heaney sees in Mandelstam
"a furious devotion to the physical word, the etymological memory bank, the word as its own form and content", and this corresponds to his own emphasis upon the sensuality of language in lyric poetry, "the energy released by linguistic fission and fusion [.
Intense and devouring as her love for Efron was presumed to be, it was not strong enough to keep her from having numerous affairs with well-known personalities, who included the poet Osip Mandelstam
and Sophia Parnok, a literary critic and lesbian.
It is interesting, for example, to learn who Celan was translating, say in 1958: Paul Eluard, Osip Mandelstam
, and Sergei Yesenin.
31) "Working people took their honey to the management," wrote Nadezhda Mandelstam
in her memoirs Hope Abandoned, "to the party secretaries and human resources department.
Se habia librado Pasternak de desaparecer asesinado en el gulag, como Osip Mandelstam
, o del suicidio que puso fin al retorno desgraciado de Marina Tsvietaieva, o de vivir en el mas cruel de los exilios interiores, como Anna Ajmatova, humillada y ofendida.
The phrase is obviously autobiographical as well, and when Brodsky calls Mandelstam
"the child of civilization," he could be describing himself.
Didn't Babel, Mandelstam
, Akhmatova, Pasternak, experience decision making by a collective?
For its modern pastoral quality and reliance on music to transfigure the emotions, it called to mind for me of one of my favourite Mandelstam
poems with the first line: "There are orioles in the woods, and length of vowels .
Instead, he expanded his focus with his new effort The Stalin Epigram, which fictionalizes the life of Osip Mandelstam
, Russia's greatest 20th-century poet, who defied Joseph Stalin and the Bolshevik regime.
, the full member of the Academy, and they were published in Soviet Physics--Doklady .