Sergey Gandlevsky was born in Moscow into a family of engineers. In 1970 he entered the philological faculty of Moscow State University, where he attended the literary studio “Luch” and became friends with the poets of the future “Moscow time”. Over the past half century, he published several books of poetry and prose, won several prizes, and participated in several festivals.
This collection, compiled, translated, and edited by poet and scholar Ian Probstein, provides Anglophone audiences with a powerful selection of Mandelstam’s most beloved and haunting poems.
This collection of personal essays by a bi-national Russian/U.S. author offers glimpses into many things Soviet and post-Soviet: the sacred, the profane, the mundane, the little-discussed and the often-overlooked. What was a Soviet school dance like? Did communists go to church? Did communists listen to Donna Summer? If you want to find out, read on!