Who Is Anna Akhmatova?

Anna of All The Russia

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Anna Akhmatova is recognised as one of the greatest poets of Russian Literature, an iconic figure who gave voive to the suffering of the Russian people during the brutal years of Stalin’s Terror. (Description from the back cover of Anna of All The Russias)

“Lydia Korneevna Chukovskaya  was born in St Petersburg in 1907. Her father, Korney Chukovsky, was a respected literay figure and one of Russia’s  best-loved writers for children. She worked in the Leningrad office of Detizadt (the State Publishing House for Children’s Literature) under Samuil Marshak, until almost its entire editorial staff was purged in 1937, an experience she touches on in her book In the Editor’s Laboratory (Moscow 1963). She was expelled from the Writers’s Union in 1974 for writing an article in support of Alexander Solzhenitsyn and Andrei Sakharov (published in the collection The Process of Expulsion Paris 1979).

n addition to the  Akhmatova Journals her many other books include two novellas Sofia Petrovna and Going Under, a book of childhood memoirs and two volumes of poetry. In 1976 she was awarded the first PEN Club Freedom on the original publication of the Journals in Russian in Paris, and in 1990 she was awarded the first Sakharvov Prize for the courage displayed in her life’s work. (Description from the cover of The Akhmatova Journals – about which you can read more here)

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