Bibliography (Cyclopedia of World Authors, Fourth Revised Edition)
Brown, Deming. Soviet Russian Literature Since Stalin. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1978. Provides a historical context for the poet’s work and focuses on highlights of her career.
Condee, Nancy. “Akhmadulina’s Poemy: Poems of Transformations and Origins.” Slavic and East European Journal 29, no. 2 (1985). Offers an interesting discussion of Akhmadulina’s longer poems.
Ketchian, Sonia. The Poetic Craft of Bella Akhmadulina. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1993. A well-informed analysis of the poet’s creative career; most of the discussion focuses on her later works.
Maddock, Mary. Three Russian Women Poets. Trumansburg, N.Y.: Crossing Press, 1983. A good introduction to Akhmadulina’s biography and poetry.
Rydel, Christine. “The Metapoetical World of Bella Akhmadulina.” Russian Literature Triquarterly 1 (1971). Gives a brief but thorough definition of metapoetics as it pertains to Akhmadulina.
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