In this unique anthology, the great figures of Russia's 'silver age' — Akhmatova, Tsvetaeva, Mandelstam, Pasternak to name but its brightest stars — reveal how they, despite the great geographical and social distances that often divided them, maintained an intimate, almost metaphysical, kind of contact with one another through poems written in homage to (or indeed, in memory of) one poet by another.
The poems range from epigrammatic miniatures to extended ballads, and several of them appear here in English for the first time. They provide the reader with a new insight into one of the most fertile periods of Russia's literary history and the web of interrelationships of the poets that lay at its heart.
"...this collection reflects and confirms an inextinguishable vitality in Russian poetic life and the unshakeable faith of the Russian poet in the written word." Peter Oram (in his Introduction)
Parallel text, Russian / English
ISBN Paperback 978 1904614 42 5
Hardback 978 1904614 67 8