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Letters: Summer 1926 by Marina Tsvetayeva

Letters: Summer 1926

by Marina Tsvetayeva, Boris Pasternak, Rainer Maria Rilke

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A literary find with eloquent contributions by three of the leading poets of the twentieth century. A serendipitous moment in the 1920s allowed an aging Rilke to correspond with Pasternak and Tsvetayeva. It is the year that saw the debut of the first symphony by a nineteen-year-old Russian named Dmitri Shostakovich and The Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence appeared in print. Yet, beside these events and others the trio of poetic greats were able to share their thoughts and feelings for a short while. Each has a passion for the solitary life of the artist but a need to share with like minds. This book records the result and makes a nice companion for their poetry. ( )
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Marina Tsvetayevaprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pasternak, Borismain authorall editionsconfirmed
Rilke, Rainer Mariamain authorall editionsconfirmed
Arndt, WalterTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Azadovsky, Konstantin M.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gambrell, JameyTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pasternak, YelenaEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pasternak, YevgenyEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sontag, SusanForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wettlin, MargaretTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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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.

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