Item description for Forms of Hope: Essays by Tomas Venclova...
In this collection of essays, acclaimed Lithuanian poet Tomas Venclova reveals the tangled relationship between poetry and politics in Soviet Russia and Eastern Europe. His perspective on Eastern Europe in the twentieth century is that of a political dissident, a human rights campaigner, a writer, and a critic. His political writings explore and clarify what it means to belong to a nation, while his analysis of the work of major Russian and Polish writers produces a definite view of what it means to be a poet. Included here are essays published in the New York Review of Books and The New Republic, such as ones on subjects from South Africa to Ivan the Terrible, as well as a famous dialogue between the author and the Polish poet Czeslaw Milosz. Venclova currently teaches Russian and Polish literature at Yale University.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.2" Width: 6" Height: 0.53" Weight: 0.82 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 2002
Publisher Sheep Meadow
ISBN 1931357110 ISBN13 9781931357111