Best Russian Poetry Books

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1. Rilke's Book of Hours: Love Poems to God

Author: by Anita Barrows
Riverhead Books
272 pages

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A FINALIST FOR THE PEN/WEST TRANSLATION AWARDThe 100th Anniversary Edition of a global classic, containing beautiful translations along with the original German text. While visiting Russia in his twenties, Rainer Maria Rilke, one of the twentieth century’s greatest poets, was moved by a spirituality he encountered there.

Inspired, Rilke returned to Germany and put down on paper what he felt were spontaneously received prayers. Rilke’s Book of Hours is the invigorating vision of spiritual practice for the secular world, and a work that seems remarkably prescient today, one hundred years after it was written.

Rilke’s Book of Hours shares with the reader a new kind of intimacy with God, or the divinea reciprocal relationship between the divine and the ordinary in which God needs us as much as we need God. Rilke influenced generations of writers with his Letters to a Young Poet, and now Rilke’s Book of Hours tells us that our role in the world is to love it and thereby love God into being.

2. Deaf Republic: Poems

Author: by Ilya Kaminsky
80 pages

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Finalist for the National Book Award Finalist for the PEN/Jean Stein Award Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize Winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award Winner of the National Jewish Book Award Finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award Finalist for the T.S.

Eliot Prize Finalist for the Forward Prize for Best CollectionIlya Kaminsky’s astonishing parable in poems asks us, What is silence? Deaf Republic opens in an occupied country in a time of political unrest. When soldiers breaking up a protest kill a deaf boy, Petya, the gunshot becomes the last thing the citizens hearthey all have gone deaf, and their dissent becomes coordinated by sign language.

The story follows the private lives of townspeople encircled by public violence: a newly married couple, Alfonso and Sonya, expecting a child; the brash Momma Galya, instigating the insurgency from her puppet theater; and Galya’s girls, heroically teaching signing by day and by night luring soldiers one by one to their deaths behind the curtain.

3. Fyodor Dostoyevsky: The Complete Novels

Author: by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
KTHTK (July 12, 2021)
July 12, 2021

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This book contains the complete novels of Fyodor Dostoyevsky in the chronological order of their original publication. Poor Folk- The Double- Netochka Nezvanova- The Village of Stepanchikovo- Uncle’s Dream- The Insulted and the Injured- The House of the Dead- Notes from Underground- Crime and Punishment- The Gambler- The Idiot- The Eternal Husband- Demons- The Adolescent- The Brothers Karamazov

4. Eugene Onegin: A Novel in Verse (Oxford World's Classics)

Author: by Alexander Pushkin
Oxford University Press
288 pages

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Eugene Onegin is the master work of the poet whom Russians regard as the fountainhead of their literature. Set in 1820s Russia, Pushkin’s verse novel follows the fates of three men and three women. Engaging, full of suspense, and varied in tone, it also portrays a large cast of othercharacters and offers the reader many literary, philosophical, and autobiographical digressions, often in a highly satirical vein.

Eugene Onegin was Pushkin’s own favorite work, and this new translation conveys the literal sense and the poetic music of the original. About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World’s Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe.

Each affordable volume reflects Oxford’s commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expertintroductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

5. Music for the Dead and Resurrected: Poems

Author: by Valzhyna Mort
112 pages

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WINNER OF THE INTERNATIONAL GRIFFIN PRIZENAMED ONE OF THE BEST POETRY BOOKS OF 2020 BY The New York TimesIn her book of letters to the dead, the prize-winning poet Valzhyna Mort relearns how to mourn those erased by violent history. With shocking, unforgettable lyric force, Valzhyna Mort’s Music for the Dead and Resurrected confrontsthe legacy of violent death in one family in Belarus.

In these letters to the dead, the poet asks: How do we mourn after a century of propaganda? Can private stories challenge the collective power of Soviet and American historical mythology? Mort traces a route of devastation from the Chernobyl fallout and a school system controlled by ideology to the Soviet labor camps and the massacres of World War II.

While musical form serves as a safe house for the poet’s voice, old trees speak to her as the only remaining witnesses, hosts to both radiation and memory. Valzhyna Mort, born in Belarus and now living in the United States, conjures a searing, hallucinogenic ritual of rhythmic remembrance in a world where appeals to virtue and justice have irrevocably failed.

6. The Four Chinese Classics: Tao Te Ching, Chuang Tzu, Analects, Mencius

Author: by David Hinton
576 pages

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The books collected in this volume represent the first time since the midnineteenth century that the four seminal masterworks of ancient Chinese thought have been translated as a unified series by a single translator. Hinton’s awardwinning experience translating a wide range of ancient Chinese poets makes these books sing in English as never before.

But these new versions are not only inviting and immensely readable, they also apply muchneeded consistency to key philosophical terms in these texts, lending structural links and philosophical rigor heretofore unavailable in English. Breathing new life into these originary classics, Hinton’s new translations will stand as the definitive texts for our era.

Perhaps the most broadly influential spiritual text in human history, Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching is the source of Taoist philosophy, which eventually developed into Ch’an (Zen) Buddhism. Equally influential in the social sphere, Confucious’ Analects is the source of social wisdom in China.

7. The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Author: by Edgar Allan Poe
1026 pages

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One of the most original American writers, Edgar Allan Poe shaped the development of both the detectvie story and the science-fiction story. Some of his poems”The Raven,” “The Bells,” “Annabel Lee”remain among the most popular in American literature.

Poe’s tales of the macabre still thrill readers of all ages. Here are familiar favorites like “The Purloined Letter,” “The Fall of the House of Usher,” and “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” together with less-known masterpieces like “The Imp of the Perverse,” “The Narrative of A.

Gordon Pym,” and “Ligeia,” which is now recognized as one of the first science-fiction stories, a total of seventy-three tales in all, plus fifty-three poems and a generous sampling of Poe’s essays, criticism and journalistic writings.

8. On Democracy

Author: by E. B White
240 pages

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A New York Times Book Review New & Noteworthy TitleA collection of essays, letters and poems from E.B. White, one of the country’s great literary treasures (New York Times), centered on the subject of freedom and democracy in America. I am a member of a party of one, and I live in an age of fear.

These words were written by E.B.White in 1947. Decades before our current political turmoil, White crafted eloquent yet practical political statements that continue to resonate. There’s only one kind of press that’s any good he proclaimed, a press free from any taint of the government.

He condemned the trend of defamation, arguing that in doubtful, doubting days, national morality tends to slip and slide toward a condition in which the test of a man’s honor is his zeal for discovering dishonor in others. And on the spread of fascism he lamented, fascism enjoys at the moment an almost perfect climate for growtha world of fear and hunger.

Anchored by an introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham, this concise collection of essays, letters, and poems from one of this country’s most eminent literary voices offers much-needed historical context for our current state of the nationand hope for the future of our society.

9. A Little Larger Than the Entire Universe: Selected Poems

Author: by Fernando Pessoa
436 pages

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The largest and richest English-language volume of poetry from the greatest twentieth-century writer you have never heard of (Los Angeles Times) Edited, Translated, and with an Introduction by Richard Zenith, the author of the magisterial biography PessoaA Penguin Classic Writing obsessively in French, English, and Portuguese, poet Fernando Pessoa (18881935) left a prodigious body of work, much of it credited to three heteronymsAlberto Caeiro, Ricardo Reis, and Alvaro de Camposalter egos with startlingly different styles, points of view, and biographies.

Offering a unique sampling of his most famous voices, this collection features Pessoa’s major, best-known works and several stunning poems that have come to light only in this century, including his long, highly autobiographical swan song. Featuring a rich body of work that has never before been translated into English, this is the finest introduction available to the stunning breadth of Pessoa’s genius.

10. Poems of the Sea (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets Series)

Author: by J. D. McClatchy
Everyman's Library
256 pages

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Throughout history, poets have felt the ancient pull of the sea, exploring the full range of mankind’s nautical fears, dreams, and longings. The colorful legends of the seapirates and mermaids, phantom ships and the sunken city of Atlantishave inspired as many imaginations as have the realities of lighthouses and shipwrecks, of icebergs and frothing foam and seaweed.

This marvelous collection includes classics old and new, from Homer and Milton to Plath and Merwin. Here are Tennyson’s seductive sea-fairies next to Poe’s beloved Annabel Lee. Here is Coleridge’s darkly brooding The Rime of the Ancient Mariner alongside the grandeur of Shakespeare’s Full Fathom Five.

And here is Masefield’s I must go down to the seas again alongside Cavafy’s Ithaka and Stevens’s The Idea of Order at Key West. In the wide variety of lyrics collected heresonnets and sea chanteys, ballads and hymns and prayerswe feel the encompassing power of our planet’s restless waters as metaphor, mystery, and muse.

11. Hope Against Hope: A Memoir

Author: by Nadezhda Mandelstam
Modern Library
480 pages

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The story of the poet Osip Mandelstam, who suffered continuous persecution under Stalin, but whose wife constantly supported both him and his writings until he died in 1938. Since 1917 The Modern Library prides itself as The Modern Library of the World’s Best Books.

Featuring introductions by leading writers, stunning translations, scholarly endnotes and reading group guides. Production values emphasize superior quality and readability. Competitive prices, coupled with exciting cover design make these an ideal gift to be cherished by the avid reader. Of the eighty-one years of her life, Nadezhda Mandelstam spent nineteen as the wife of Russia’s greatest poet in this century, Osip Mandelstam, and forty-two as his widow.

The rest was childhood and youth.” So writes Joseph Brodsky in his appreciation of Nadezhda Mandelstam that is reprinted here as an Introduction. Hope Against Hope was first published in English in 1970. It is Nadezhda Mandelstam’s memoir of her life with Osip, who was first arrested in 1934 and died in Stalin’s Great Purge of 1937-38.

12. The Penguin Book of the Prose Poem: From Baudelaire to Anne Carson

Author: by Jeremy Noel-Tod
480 pages

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An essential anthology that puts contemporary geniuses Eileen Myles and Margaret Atwood in conversation with literary classics Charles Baudelaire and Oscar Wilde about the liberating and unique combination of poetry and proseA Penguin Classic The prose poem has proven one of the most innovative and versatile poetic forms of recent years.

In the century-and-a-half since Charles Baudelaire, Emma Lazarus, Oscar Wilde and Ivan Turgenev spread the notion of a new kind of poetry, this “genre with an oxymoron for a name” has attracted many of our most beloved writers. Yet, even now, this peculiarly rich and expansive form is still misunderstood and overlooked.

Here, Jeremy Noel-Tod reconstructs the history of the prose poem for us by selecting the essential pieces of writing, covering a greater chronological sweep and international range than any previous anthology of its kind. Noel-Tod even calls it “an alternative history of modern poetry.” In The Penguin Book of the Prose Poem, Patricia Lockwood and Claudia Rankine rub shoulders with Margaret Atwood and Adrienne Rich; Allen Ginsberg and Gertrude Stein appear with Lu Xun and Jorge Luis; Czeslaw Milosz sits just pages from Eileen Myles.

13. The Mirror of My Heart: A Thousand Years of Persian Poetry by Women

Author: by Dick Davis
Penguin Classics
352 pages

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An anthology of verse by women poets writing in Persian, most of whom have never been translated into English before, from acclaimed scholar and translator Dick Davis. A Penguin ClassicThe Mirror of My Heart is a unique and captivating collection of eighty-three Persian women poets, many of whom wrote anonymously or were punished for their outspokenness.

One of the very first Persian poets was a woman (Rabe’eh, who lived over a thousand years ago) and there have been women poets writing in Persian in virtually every generation since that time until the present. Before the twentieth century they tended to come from society’s social extremes-many were princesses, some were entertainers, but many were wives and daughters who wrote simply for their own entertainment, and they were active in many different countries – Iran, India, Afghanistan, and areas of central Asia that are now Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Tajikistan.

From Rabe’eh in the tenth century to Fatemeh Ekhtesari in the twenty-first, the women poets found in The Mirror of My Heart write across the millennium on such universal topics as marriage, children, political climate, death, and emancipation, recreating life from hundreds of years ago that is strikingly similar to our own today and giving insight into their experiences as women throughout different points of Persian history.

14. Fyodor Dostoyevsky: The Complete Novels (The Greatest Writers of All Time Book 38)

Author: by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
March 18, 2020

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This book, newly updated, contains now several HTML tables of contents that will make reading a real pleasure! The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume.

By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you’ll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that specific work. Here you will find the complete novels of Fyodor Dostoyevsky in the chronological order of their original publication.

Poor Folk- The Double- The Landlady- Netochka Nezvanova- The Village of Stepanchikovo- Uncle’s Dream- The Insulted and the Injured- The House of the Dead- Notes from Underground- Crime and Punishment- The Gambler- The Idiot- The Eternal Husband- Demons- The Adolescent- The Brothers Karamazov

15. Eugene Onegin (Penguin Classics)

Author: by Alexander Pushkin
Penguin Classics
304 pages

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Still the benchmark of Russian literature 175 years after its first publicationnow in a marvelous new translationPushkin’s incomparable poem has at its center a young Russian dandy much like Pushkin in his attitudes and habits. Eugene Onegin, bored with the triviality of everyday life, takes a trip to the countryside, where he encounters the young and passionate Tatyana.

She falls in love with him but is cruelly rejected. Years later, Eugene Onegin sees the error of his ways, but fate is not on his side. A tragic story about love, innocence, and friendship, this beautifully written tale is a treasure for any fan of Russian literature.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

16. Akhmatova: Poems (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets Series)

Author: by Anna Akhmatova
Everyman's Library
256 pages

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A legend in her own time both for her brilliant poetry and for her resistance to oppression, Anna Akhmatovadenounced by the Soviet regime for her eroticism, mysticism, and political indifferenceis one of the greatest Russian poets of the twentieth century.

Before the revolution, Akhmatova was a wildly popular young poet who lived a bohemian life. She was one of the leaders of a movement of poets whose ideal was beautiful clarityin her deeply personal work, themes of love and mourning are conveyed with passionate intensity and economy, her voice by turns tender and fierce.

A vocal critic of Stalinism, she saw her work banned for many years and was expelled from the Writers’ Unioncondemned as half nun, half harlot. Despite this censorship, her reputation continued to flourish underground, and she is still among Russia’s most beloved poets.

Here are poems from all her major worksincluding the magnificent Requiem commemorating the victims of Stalin’s terrorand some that have been newly translated for this edition.