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Lyric Poetry and Modern Politics

Russia, Poland, and the West
by Clare Cavanagh
Yale Univ Pr

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Pub Date: 2010
Format: Paperback
Pages: 332 pp.
Size: 6.00 x 9.25 inches

ISBN: 9780300152968
TB Code: 1805495
Availability: 13 in stock

Lyric Poetry and Modern Politics explores the intersection of poetry, national life, and national identity in Poland and Russia, from 1917 to the present. As a corrective to recent trends in criticism, acclaimed translator and critic Clare Cavanagh demonstrates how the practice of the personal lyric in totalitarian states such as Russia and Poland did not represent an escapist tendency; rather it reverberated as a bold political statement and at times a dangerous act.