Rushworth M. Kidder (essay date 8 March 1991)
SOURCE: "Perestroika Redefines the Poet's Role," in The Christian Science Monitor, March 8, 1991, p. 11.
[In the following essay, Kidder expresses Yevtushenko's concerns about the state of Russian politics, poetry, and attitudes toward indigenous cultural traditions in the era of perestroika.]
Yevgeny Yevtushenko is a man at a crossroads. Still one of the Soviet Union's best-known poets, he treats each conversation almost like a performance—arms flying to emphasize his points, metaphors abounding in...
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