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Anna Akhmatova Biography and Poems

Anna Akhmatova Biography and Poems. This is biographical information on Anna Akhmatova, one of the best poets of all time. This biography page also provides a link to poems written by Akhmatova, as well as, a video biography...if available.

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Akhmatova, Anna

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One of the greatest Russian poets of the 20th-century.. Russian poet

Anna Akhmatova (Russian: А́нна Ахма́това, real name А́нна Андре́евна Горе́нко) (June 23, 1889 (June 11, Old Style)-March 5, 1966) was the pen name of Anna Andreevna Gorenko, the leader and the heart and soul of St Petersburg tradition of Russian poetry in the course of half a century.

Akhmatova's work ranges from short lyric poems to universalized, ingeniously structured cycles, such as Requiem (1935-40), her tragic masterpiece on the Stalinist terror. Her work addresses a variety of themes including time and memory, the fate of creative women, and the difficulties of living and writing in the shadow of Stalinism.

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