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on 26 March 2010
Firstly this book is very well printed and bound inb a handsome edition, albeit
paperbback. Then Mandlestam is a most desirable writer whose work was ruthleessly
suppressed in his llifetime. Stalin never forgave him for the punning verrse on his name. The Moscow notebooks are outward oooking to European poets and events. and
the Voronezh poems are very personal and pierce the heart "I would pass my hand through the darkness like a plough". These are poems of an imprisonment. We should be alert to listen to them.