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Anna of All the Russias

(2005)
The Life of Anna Akhmatova
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In this definitive biography of the legendary Russian poet, Elaine Feinstein draws on a wealth of newly available material - including memoirs, letters, journals, and interviews with surviving friends and family - to produce a revelatory portrait of both the artist and the woman.Anna Akhmatova rose to fame in the years before World War I, but she would pay a heavy price for the political and personal passions that informed her brilliant poetry. In Anna of All the Russias we see Akhmatova's work banned from 1925 until 1940 and again after World War II. We see her steadfast opposition to Stalin, even while her son was held in the Gulag. We see her abiding loyalty to such friends as Mandelstam, Shostakovich, and Pasternak as they faced Stalinist oppression. And we see how, through everything, Akhmatova continued to write, her poetry giving voice to the Russian people by whom she was, and still is, deeply loved.

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Hardback Editions

March 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: Anna of All the Russias: A Life of Anna Akhmatova
Author(s): Elaine Feinstein
ISBN: 1-4000-4089-2 / 978-1-4000-4089-6 (USA edition)
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June 2005 : UK Hardback
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Title: Anna of all the Russias: The Life of a Poet under Stalin: A Life of Anna Akhmatova
Author(s): Elaine Feinstein
ISBN: 0-297-64309-6 / 978-0-297-64309-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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Paperback Editions

April 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Anna of All the Russias: A Life of Anna Akhmatova
Author(s): Elaine Feinstein
ISBN: 1-4000-3378-0 / 978-1-4000-3378-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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April 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Anna of all the Russias: The Life of a Poet under Stalin: A Life of Anna Akhmatova
Author(s): Elaine Feinstein
ISBN: 0-7538-2064-1 / 978-0-7538-2064-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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Kindle Editions

December 2007 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Anna of All the Russias: A Life of Anna Akhmatova
Author(s): Elaine Feinstein
Publisher: Vintage
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