Yevtushenko: Selected Poems

Yevtushenko: Selected Poems

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This volume contains a selection of early works by Yevgeny Alexandrovich Yevtushenko who blazed a trail for a generation of Soviet poets with a confident poetic voice that moves effortlessly between social and personal themes. a€˜Zima Junctiona€™ vividly describes his idyllic childhood in Siberia and his impressions of home after a long absence in Moscow. Private moments are captured in a€˜Wakinga€™, on the joys of discovering the unexpected in a lover, and a€˜Birthdaya€™, on a mothera€™s concern for her son, while a€˜Encountera€™ depicts an unexpected meeting with Hemingway in Copenhagen. a€˜The Companiona€™ and a€˜Party Carda€™ show war from a childa€™s eye, whether playing while oblivious to German bombs falling nearby or discovering a fatally wounded soldier in the forest, while Yevtushenkoa€™s famous poem, a€˜Babiy Yara€™, is an angry exposAc of the Nazi massacre of the Jews of Kiev.So emerged this small book, costing atthe time half-a-crown (now twelve and ahalf pence);the royalties, aftera three-way split, came out atthreefarthings (less than half a decimal penny) eachper copy. Appropriately, there soon seemed tobe anbsp;...

Title:Yevtushenko: Selected Poems
Author: Yevgeny Yevtushenko
Publisher:Penguin UK - 2008-06-26

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