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Anna Ahkmatova (1889-1966): Conflict Poem: To the Londoners (1940)

The twenty-fourth drama of Shakespeare Time’s writing with its indifferent hand. We, selves, the guests of the awful Feast here, Better would read Hamlet, Caesar, and Lear Over the river, in heavy lead clad; Better – to bear, with singing … Continue reading

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Friendship in a Time of Terror: Anna Akhmatova and Nadezhda Mandelstam.

Most of us are fortunate not to live in a society or time of terror, of systematic oppression by the state, which of course tests friendships to destruction. I thought this piece by Felix Philipp Ingold in 3 Quarks Daily from the Neue … Continue reading

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