Sarah Pratt traces interwoven questions in the work of Nikolai Zabolotsky, a figure ranking just behind Pasternak, Mandelstram and Akhmatova in modern Russian poetry and the first major poet to come to light in the Soviet period.
Nikolai Zabolotsky was a Soviet and Russian poet and translator. A Modernist, Zabolotsky was a founder of the Russian avant-garde absurdist group Oberiu.
Sally (Sarah) Pratt is a professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at USC Dornsife. She is the author of Russian Metaphysical Romanticism: The Poetry of Tiutchev and Boratynskii and The Semantics of Chaos in Tjutcev.
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