Akhmatova, Anna: Further Reading

views updated



Driver, Sam N. "Akhmatova: A Selected, Annotated Bibliography." Russian Literature Triquarterly 1 (1971): 432-34.

Brief annotated listing of criticism on Akhmatova's works.

Terry, Garth M. Anna Akhmatova in English: A Bibliography 1889-1966-1989. Nottingham, Eng.: Astra Press, 1989.

Comprehensive bibliography of Akhmatova's works, both literary and non-literary, and criticism on her writings.


"Anna Akhmatova 1889-1989: For Akhmatova's Birth Centenary." Soviet Literature, no. 6 (1989).

Entire issue devoted to Akhmatova, including selections from her writings, reminiscences on her life, and essays on her work.

Amert, Susan. In a Shattered Mirror: The Later Poetry of Anna Akhmatova. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 1992.

Discussion of Akhmatova's post-1935 poetry and the political, philosophical, and religious concerns it reflects.

Dalos, György Andrea Dunai. The Guest from the Future:

Anna Akhmatova and Isaiah Berlin, translated by Antony Wood. London: John Murray, 1998.

Account of the relationship between Akhmatova and Berlin and its effect on her writing.

Driver, Sam N. Anna Akhmatova. Boston: Twayne, 1972.

Comprehensive study of Akhmatova's life and works.

Feinstein, Elaine. "Poetry and Conscience: Russian Women Poets of the Twentieth Century." In Women Writing and Writing about Women, edited by Mary Jacobus, pp. 133-58. London: Croom Helm, 1979.

Comparative treatment of the poetry of Akhmatova, Tsvetayeva, and their contemporaries.

Gamburg, Haim. "The Biblical Protagonists in the Verse of Anna Axmatova: An Expression of Feminine Identification." Russian Language Journal 31, no. 109 (spring 1977): 125-34.

Examines Akhmatova's sympathetic treatment of Biblical heroines in her poetry.

Gasparov, M. L. "The Evolution of Akhmatova's Verse." In Anna Akhmatova 1889-1989, edited by Sonia I. Ketchian, pp. 68-74. Oakland, Calif.: Berkeley Slavic Specialties, 1993.

Comparison of Akhmatova's early verse from the period 1909 to 1922 to her poetry written after 1923.

Ozerov, Lev. "Touches to Akhmatova's Portrait." Soviet Literature, no. 6 (June 1989): 155-63.

Provides discussion of thematic and stylistic features of Akhmatova's poetry.

Pratt, Sarah. "The Obverse of Self: Gender Shifts in Poems by Tjutcev and Axmatova." In Russian Literature and Psychoanalysis, edited by Daniel Rancour-Laferriere, pp. 225-44. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 1989.

Compares shifts in gender in Akhmatova's "Distant Voice" cycle with a poetic cycle by Tjutcev.

Rosslyn, Wendy. "Gender in Translation: Lowell and Cixous Rewriting Akhmatova." In Gender and Sexuality in Russian Civilisation, edited by Peter I. Barta, pp. 71-86. London: Routledge, 2001.

Examination of the gendered differences in two translations of Akhmatova's Requiem, one by Robert Lowell, the other by Hélène Cixous.

Tomei, Christine D. "Mirra Loxvickaja and Anna Axmatova: Influence in the Evolution of the Modern Female Lyric Voice." In Critical Essays on the Prose and Poetry of Modern Slavic Women, edited by Nina A. Efimov, Christine D. Tomei, and Richard L. Chapple, pp. 135-60. Lewiston, N.Y.: Edwin Mellen Press, 1998.

Traces the sudden emergence, at the beginning of the twentieth century, of two major female poets, Akhmatova and Mirra Loxvickaja.


Additional coverage of Akhmatova's life and career is contained in the following sources published by the Gale Group: Contemporary Authors, Vols. 19-20, 25-28R; Contemporary Authors New Revision Series, Vol. 35; Contemporary Literary Criticism, Vols. 11, 25, 64, 126; DISCovering Authors 3.0; DISCovering Authors Modules: Poets; Encyclopedia of World Literature in the 20th Century, Ed. 3; European Writers, Vol. 10; Literature Resource Center; Major 20th-Century Writers, Eds. 1, 2; Poetry Criticism, Vols. 2, 55; Poetry for Students, Vol. 18; and Reference Guide to World Literature, Eds. 2, 3.

About this article

Akhmatova, Anna: Further Reading

Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article