Pamphlets series

This edition is an important contribution to a course on Mandelstam in translation and should find a welcome home in every international poetry collection.
—Natalia Vygovskaia

Poems of Osip Mandelstam

Poetry by Osip Mandelstam

Translated from the Russian by Peter France

With a contribution by Peter France

Peter France writes in his foreword: “I have always been conscious that Mandelstam was an outstanding figure, arguably the outstanding Russian poet of the twentieth century. This is a personal selection from the poetry — poems that for one reason or another I wanted to translate. I have tried to make it reasonably representative of different strands and periods in his work, with a certain stress on the brilliant and fragmentary Voronezh poems.”

The transparent one still sings to no avail, still swallow, Antigone, beloved girl …

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Paperback (published June 25, 2014)

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9780811222907
This edition is an important contribution to a course on Mandelstam in translation and should find a welcome home in every international poetry collection.
—Natalia Vygovskaia
Doomed, penetrative brilliance.
Publishers Weekly
Perhaps the most famous Russian poet of the twentieth century.
The Poetry Foundation