Anna Akhmatova

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Akhmatova in 1922 (painting by Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin

Anna Akhmatova was a Russian poet. In 1965 she was on the shortlist for the Nobel Prize,[1] and she got the second-most (three) nominations for the award the following year.

She was born Anna Andreyevna Gorenko on (23 June [O.S. 11 June] 1889.

She died of heart failure in 1966.

She wrote Requiem (1935–40), her tragic masterpiece about the the terror of the government of Joseph Stalin.[2]

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  • Akhmatova, Anna, Trans. Kunitz, Staney and Hayward, Max (1973) Poems of Akhmatova. Houghton Mifflin; ISBN 9780316507004
  • Akhmatova, Anna, Trans. Kunitz, Staney and Hayward, Max (1998) Poems of Akhmatova. Houghton Mifflin; ISBN 0-395-86003-2
  • Akhmatova, Anna (1989) Trans. Mayhew and McNaughton. Poem Without a Hero & Selected Poems. Oberlin College Press; ISBN 0-932440-51-7
  • Akhmatova, Anna (1992) Trans. Judith Hemschemeyer The Complete Poems of Anna Akhmatova. Ed. R. Reeder, Boston: Zephyr Press; (2000); ISBN 0-939010-27-5
  • Feinstein, Elaine. (2005) Anna of all the Russias: A life of Anna Akhmatova. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson; ISBN 0-297-64309-6; Alfred A. Knopf, (2006) ISBN 1-4000-4089-2
  • Harrington, Alexandra (2006) The poetry of Anna Akhmatova: living in different mirrors. Anthem Press; ISBN 978-1-84331-222-2
  • Martin, Eden (2007) Collecting Anna Akhmatova, The Caxtonian, Vol. 4 April 2007 Journal of the Caxton Club; accessed 31 May 2010
  • Monas, Sidney; Krupala, Jennifer Greene; Punin, Nikolaĭ Nikolaevich (1999), The Diaries of Nikolay Punin: 1904-1953, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center Imprint Series, University of Texas Press; ISBN 9780292765894
  • Polivanov, Konstantin (1994) Anna Akhmatova and Her Circle, University of Arkansas Press; ISBN 1-557-28309-5
  • Reeder, Roberta. (1994) Anna Akhmatova: Poet and Prophet. New York: Picador; ISBN 0-312-13429-0
  • Reeder, Roberta. (1997) Anna Akhmatova: The Stalin Years Journal article by Roberta Reeder; New England Review, Vol. 18, 1997
  • Wells, David (1996) Anna Akhmatova: Her Poetry Berg Publishers; ISBN 978-1-85973-099-7

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  1. "Candidates for the 1965 Nobel Prize in Literature". Nobel Media AB 2014. 4 January 2016. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
  2. Harrington (2006) p. 11

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