Columns. Translated by Dmitri Manin
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Columns. Translated by Dmitri Manin
by Nikolai Zabolotsky

Nikolay Zabolotsky (1903 – 1958) was a Soviet and Russian poet. He was a Modernist and one of the founders of the Russian avant-garde absurdist group Oberiu. “The early poems of Nikolai Zabolotsky present to us images of such stark and surprising vividness that they continue to stun nearly a century after their publication. Dmitri Manin’s translations retain the freshness of Zabolotsky’s vision – that of an imaginative outsider thrust into a world torn apart and remade, haphazardly, by a bloody revolution and civil war – as well as the solemn music that effectively counterpoints the poet’s cavalcade of novel images. This book will change the way you see the world around you.” – Boris Dralyuk. Read more about the poet here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikolay_Zabolotsky

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