Yevtushenko: Selected Poems

Author(s): Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Yevtushenko

Poetry & Verse

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.


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aA literary colossus.a
a"The Economist"
aThe Soviet superbard.a
aThese poems beat and tumble and thrash with life.a
a"The Daily Telegraph" (London)


General Fields

  • : 9780140424775
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : 0.08
  • : May 2008
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 5mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Yevtushenko
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : 891.7144
  • : 96
  • : illustrations