The story of the poet Osip Mandelstam, who suffered continuous
persecution under Stalin, but whose wife constantly supported both
him and his writings until he died in 1938. Since 1917 The Modern
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Competitive prices, coupled with exciting cover design make these
an ideal gift to be cherished by the avid reader. Of the eighty-one
years of her life, Nadezhda Mandelstam spent nineteen as the wife
of Russia's greatest poet in this century, Osip Mandelstam, and
forty-two as his widow. The rest was childhood and youth." So
writes Joseph Brodsky in his appreciation of Nadezhda Mandelstam
that is reprinted here as an Introduction. Hope Against Hope was
first published in English in 1970. It is Nadezhda Mandelstam's
memoir of her life with Osip, who was first arrested in 1934 and
died in Stalin's Great Purge of 1937-38. Hope Against Hope is a
vital eyewitness account of Stalin's Soviet Union and one of the
greatest testaments to the value of literature and imaginative
freedom ever written. But it is also a profound inspiration--a love
story that relates the daily struggle to keep both love and art
alive in the most desperate circumstances.
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