Selected Poems
Selected Poems
Maria Tsvetaeva

Translated by Elaine Feinstein


Elaine Feinstein is a poet of lyrical directness. That clear, passionate voice which she brought to her celebrated translations of Marina Tsvetayeva's poetry is her own. She writes about love, loss, jealousy, the fear of abandonment. Her powerful rhythms flow down the page, seeking to draw a coherent shape out of the inner uncertainties. She also writes with tenderness about an ageing father, a child on a swing, old films, a flowering cactus. Hers is a poetry which can contain and welcome. The rare landscape poems are always peopled, and the considerable narrative and dramatic skills of a major novelist give urgency to her evocation of the classical figures of Dido and Eurydice. She has also found a poignant lyricism in writing of the inhabitants of her local streets and the ordinary pleasures of daily life. The poems in this selection are drawn from eleven volumes published over thirty years.

Title Selected Poems
Author Maria Tsvetaeva
Translated by Elaine Feinstein
Publisher Penguin Classics
Title First Published 1994
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 160 p.
ISBN-10 0140187596
ISBN-13 9780140187595
Publication Date 1994
Main content page count 160
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $17.00
 


We also suggest

Product image
Lunch Poems
Pocket Poets Number 19
Frank O'Hara
1964 Edition