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Unread 07-21-2023, 12:15 PM
W T Clark W T Clark is offline
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Default The poetry of Osip Mandelstam

Since people seem interested in Mandelstam and are writing about him, I thought I'd show you some of the most beautiful prose I found on him. I normally read literary criticism like I eat KFC: as a light, slightly unhealthy break from "literature": the imagination. Like a relaxing. But this transcended that. It probably shouldn't be a surprise since Celan writes as piercingly as Emily Dickinson but this caught me off guard. I understood Mandelstam from the bottom up all over again:
I hope this helps some people who are thinking about reading him. I would recommend the James Greene translations.
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