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An event at Pushkin House that might be of interest

5th February 2020

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please find below details of a poetry event be t Tuesday at Pushkin House which might be of interest to the membership.

PROPHETIC POEMS BY RUSSIAN POETS  –  Pushkin Club, Pushkin House – 7.00 pm, Tuesday, 11th February 2020

In English, with readings of poems in English and Russian

The Pushkin Club continues the celebration of its 65th Anniversary with an Evening dedicated to the prophetic visions of the greatest Russian poets. Poems by poets of the Golden Age, the Silver Age and the latter part of the 20th century will be read in Russian and in English translation.

These poems contain amazing prophesies about the future of Russia and the poets’ own fate, an unbending faith in the long posthumous life of their poetic works, visions of an ideal world and even predictions of crucial future events in their own lives and the lives of their friends. The Evening is a shortened version of the Pushkin Club event which was held on 1st February 1990 with the same title, and is dedicated to the memory of two of its late members – its former Co-Chair, Richard McKane, and Helen Szamuely – who translated several of the poems that will be read.

A wide range of poets will be represented, from Pushkin to Brodsky, and the Evening will include poems by LermontovBlokMandelstamAkhmatovaPasternak and many others.

The Evening will be introduced by David Brummell.

The poems will be read in Russian by Alla Gelich and in English translation by Lucy Daniels (a former Co-Chairman of the Pushkin Club), Antony Wood and DavidBrummell.

Further details can be found in the link below to the Pushkin House website:

https://www.pushkinhouse.org/events/prophetic-poems-by-russian-poets

 

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