Thomas D'Evelyn (review date 8 March 1991)
SOURCE: "A Soviet Whitman." in The Christian Science Monitor, March 8, 1991, p. 10.
[In the following review, D'Evelyn emphasizes the public and social aspects of Yevtushenko's poetic practices evident in The Complete Poems.]
For about 30 years now, Yevgeny Yevtushenko has lit up the international scene with his unique fireworks, a blend of chutzpah, charm, and sheer gall. His most recent coup—a teaching stint at the University of Pennsylvania—brings the career of this Soviet poet to a pinnacle of...
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