Portraits Without Frames

Selected Poems

Lev Ozerov

Published: 15 November 2018
Trade Paperback, Demy PB
135x216mm, 272 pages
ISBN: 9781783784714

Translated by Maria Bloshteyn, Robert Chandler, Boris Drayluk and Irina Mashinski


Lev Ozerov's finest book, Portraits Without Frames comprises fifty intimate, skillfully crafted accounts of meetings with important figures, ranging from fellow poets Anna Akhmatova and Boris Pasternak, to prose writers Isaac Babel and Andrey Platonov, to artists and composers Vladimir Tatlin and Dmitry Shostakovich. It is both a testament to an extraordinary life and a perceptive mini-encyclopedia of Soviet culture. Composed in delicate, rhythmic free verse, Ozerov's portraits are like nothing else in Russian poetry.

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