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Anna Akhmatova (1889–1966)

Anna Akhmatova was arguably the greatest Russian woman poet. She was born Anna Andreevna Gorenko on June 23, 1889, in Bolshoi Fontan, a suburb of Odessa, Ukraine, Russian Empire. Her father, Andrei Antonovich Gorenko, was a Navy Engineer. Her mother, Inna Erazmovna (nee Stogova), belonged to Russian Nobility. From 1890-1905 her father served in St.... See full bio »

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 2003 Infinitivamente Guiomar Novaes (Documentary short) (text)
 2000 Svidanie v teatre pepla (poems)
 1995 Vernisaji (TV Short) (poems)
 1991 Fear and the Muse: The Story of Anna Akhmatova (Documentary) (poems)
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 1990 Lichnoe delo Anny Akhmatovoy (Documentary)

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(book) "The Complete Poems of Anna Akhmatova". Expanded edition. Translated from the Russian by Judith Hemschemeyer. Edited by Roberta Reeder. Boston, MA: Zephyr Press, 2000. ISBN 0939010275

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Russian poet whose works were set to music by many composers, including Kozlovsky, Prokofiev and Tavener. She dedicated her poem "Muzïka" to Dmitri Shostakovich, who humbly considered himself unworthy to set her poetry.

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