Tag Archive: Osip Mandelstam

READS OF THE YEAR 2018: HENRY KING

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Kenneth Burke A Grammar of Motives Burke is a star on the wane, if being included in the first edition of The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism but dropped from the second is… Continue reading

SLATE, METAPHOR AND TRANSLATION: Alistair Noon translates Osip Mandelstam from Russian

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by Alistair Noon Osip Mandelstam’s “The Ode on Slate” is a poem where the vacuum cleaner of Russian literary criticism, with its statistical analyses of recurrent collocations and hundred-page treatments of individual poems,… Continue reading