Further Reading

(Poetry Criticism)


Crone, Anna. “Antimetabolie in Rekviem: The Structural Disposition of Themes and Motifs.” In The Speech of Unknown Eyes: Akhmatova's Readers on Her Poetry, edited by Wendy Rosslyn, pp. 27-41. Cotgrave, Nottingham, England: Astra Press, 1990.

Structural analysis of Akhmatova's Requiem.

Kemball, Robin. “Anna Akhmatova's ‘Requiem, 1935-1940.’” The Russian Review 33, no. 3 (July 1974): 303-12.

English translation of Akhmatova's Requiem that purports to retain the meter, line-length and rhyme-scheme of the original Russian.

Stone, Carole. “Elegy as Political Expression in Women's Poetry: Akhmatova, Levertov, Forché.” College Literature 18, no. 1 (February 1991): 84-91.

Comparison of elegies composed by women poets.

Terras, Victor. Poetry of the Silver Age: The Various Voices of Russian Modernism. Dresden, Germany: Dresden University Press, 1998, 353 p.

Poets highlighted in the chapter about the Acmeism movement include Nikolai Gumilyov, Akhmatova's first husband, and Akhmatova.

Thomas, D. M. Anna Akhmatova: Requiem and Poem without a Hero. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 1976, 78 p.

Translations of two of Akhmatova's master works, including a critical introduction by the translator.

Additional coverage of Akhmatova's life and career is contained in the following sources published by the Gale Group: Contemporary Authors, Vols. 19-20; Contemporary Authors New Revision Series, Vol. 35; Contemporary Authors—Obituary, Vols. 25-28R; Contemporary Authors Permanent Series, Vol. 1; Contemporary Literary Criticism, Vols. 11, 25, 64, 126; DISCovering Authors 3.0; DISCovering Authors Modules: Poets; Encyclopedia of World Literature in the 20th Century, Ed. 3; European Writers, Vol. 10; Literature Resource Center; Major 20th-Century Writers, Eds. 1, 2; Poetry Criticism, Vol. 2; and Reference Guide to World Literature, Eds. 2, 3.