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Anna Akhmatova: I am not one of those who left the land 

I am not one of those who left the land
to the mercy of its enemies.
Their flattery leaves me cold.
My songs are not for them to praise.

October 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

Deborah Bogen: Studying Stalin and Shostakovich

History’s a country of rubble and supposing, friend. We’ve thrown things into the air that will never touch the ground. Still I study. I read till my brain’s kaput, the … Continue reading

January 22, 2016 · 2 Comments

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