PLEASE NOTE: THE TALK WILL BE IN RUSSIAN LANGUAGE.
Emigrate or stay in Russia? The question so central to Russian intellectual discussions nowadays is, in a sense, a recurrence of a dilemma poised poignantly in Anna Akhmatova’s poetry one hundred years ago. More than once did mutual relationships between Akhmatova and Russian émigré community reach a dramatic peak. The talk explores several “inner emigration” scenarios as manifested in Akhmatova’s oeuvre as well as in the lives and works of her contemporaries.
Refreshments will be provided.
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University.
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