Letters, Summer 1926

Author(s): Boris Leonidovich Pasternak

Biography & Memoir

The summer of 1926 was a time of trouble and uncertainty for each of the poets whose letters appear here. Boris Pasternak was in Moscow, trying to come to terms with the new Bolshevik regime. Marina Tsvetayeva, exiled from the Soviet Union to France with her husband and two children, was struggling desperately to get by. Rainer Maria Rilke, in Switzerland, was dying. Chance put them in touch with one another, and before long they found themselves engaged in a complicated correspondence in which questions of art and love were ever more deeply implicated, and where every aspect of life and work was discussed with passionate intensity. This expanded edition includes two essays about Rilke by Tsvetayeva. Notes, Index. Illus., b&w photographs. 378p.


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