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Yevtushenko: Selected Poems, Paperback / softback Book

Yevtushenko: Selected Poems Paperback / softback


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. `Zima Junction' vividly describes his idyllic childhood in Siberia and his impressions of home after a long absence in Moscow.

Private moments are captured in `Waking', on the joys of discovering the unexpected in a lover, and `Birthday', on a mother's concern for her son, while `Encounter' depicts an unexpected meeting with Hemingway in Copenhagen. `The Companion' and `Party Card' show war from a child's eye, whether playing while oblivious to German bombs falling nearby or discovering a fatally wounded soldier in the forest, while Yevtushenko's famous poem, `Babiy Yar', is an angry expose of the Nazi massacre of the Jews of Kiev.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Poetry by individual poets
  • ISBN: 9780140424775

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