The Economist (essay date 30 January 1988)
SOURCE: "Past, Implacable," in The Economist, Vol. 306, No. 7535, January 30, 1988, pp. 75-6.
[In the following essay, the critic draws parallels between Yevtushenko's poetic themes and glasnost, concentrating on "Bukharin's Widow" and "Monuments Not Yet Erected."]
Yevgeny Yevtushenko, the modern Russian poet the West knows best, is not only delighted about glasnost; he takes some personal credit for it. Those now trying to push through reforms, he thinks, are probably the same people who went to...
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