Time of Gratitude
Blowout Sale! Save 67% on the Time of Gratitude by New Directions at Charles Freeland Poetry. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. A collection of extraordinary essays by one of the seminal Russian poets of the twentieth centuryGennady Aygi’s longtime translator and friend
A collection of extraordinary essays by one of the seminal Russian poets of the twentieth century
Gennady Aygi’s longtime translator and friend Peter France has compiled this moving collection of tributes dedicated to some of the writers and artists who sustained him while living in the Moscow “underground.” Written in a quiet intensely expressive poetic style, Aygi’s inventive essays blend autobiography with literary criticism, social commentary, nature writing, and enlightening homage. He addresses such literary masters as Pasternak, Kafka, Mayakovsky, Celan, and Tomas Tranströmer, along with other writers from the Russian avant-garde and his native Chuvashia. Related poems by Aygi are also threaded between the essays. Reminiscent of Mandelstam’s elliptical travel musings and Kafka’s intensely spiritual jottings in his notebooks, Time of Gratitude glows with the love and humanity of a sacred vocation. “These leaves of paper," Aygi says, 'are swept up by the whirlwind of festivity; everything whirls―from Earth to Heaven―and perhaps the Universe too begins to swirl. Everything flows together in the rainbow colors and lights of the infinite world of Poetry.'
|Item Weight:||0.34 pounds|
|Item Size:||0.5 x 8 x 8 inches|
|Package Weight:||0.34 pounds|
|Package Size:||5.2 x 0.47 x 0.47 inches|