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Marina Tsvetaeva - Russian Poet of the Silver Age

Hosted by the Consul of the Rome Baltic Culture & Party Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Sun 21 Feb 17:00 - 18:30

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We would like to introduce the second event about the Silver Age of Russian poetry. It is devoted to Marina Tsvetaeva. The evening will feature music and poetry as well as a presentation covering the main events in her biography.

Russian poet Marina Tsvetaeva was born in Moscow. During her lifetime she wrote poems, verse plays, and prose pieces; she is considered one of the most renowned poets of 20th-century Russia.

Tsvetaeva’s life coincided with turbulent years in Russian history. Critics and translators of Tsvetaeva’s work often comment on the passion in her poems, their swift shifts and unusual syntax, and the influence of folk songs. She is also known for her portrayal of a woman’s experiences during the “terrible years” (as the period in Russian history was described by Aleksandr Blok).

Collections of Tsvetaeva’s poetry translated into English include Selected Poems of Marina Tsvetaeva, translated by Elaine Feinstein Protected content , Protected content . She is the subject of several biographies as well as the collected memoirs No Love Without Poetry Protected content , by her daughter Ariadna Efron Protected content .

The speaker is Alyona Petrova, a counsul of a Moscow group, ESL writer and trainer and a big poetry lover.