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Osip Mandelstam (1891–1938)

Autor(a) de Selected Poems

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About the Author

Osip Mandelstam was born in Warsaw, Poland and grew up in St.Petersburg, Russia Mandelstam was taught by tutors and governesses at his home. He attended the prestigious Tenishev School from 1900 to 1907 and traveled then to Paris from 1907 to 1908 and Germany from 1908 to 1910, where he studied Old mostrar mais French literature at the University of Heidelberg. In 1911 till 1917, he studied philosophy at St. Petersburg University but did not graduate. Mandelstam was a member of the 'Poets Guild' from 1911 and had close personal ties with Anna Akhmatova and Nikolai Gumilev. His first poems appeared in 1910 in the journal Apollon. In 1918 he worked briefly for Anatoly Lunacharskii's Education Ministry in Moskow. In the 1920s Mandelstam supported himself by writing children's books and translating works by Upton Sinclair, Jules Romains, Charles de Coster and others. He did not compose poems from 1925 to 1930 but turned to prose. In 1930 he made a trip to Armenia to escape his influential enemies. Mandelstam's Journey to Armenia (1933) became his last major work published during his life time. Mandelstam was arrested the first time in 1934 for an epigram he had written on Joseph Stalin. In the transit camp, Mandelstam was already so weak that he couldn't stand. He died in the Gulag Archipelago in Vtoraia rechka, near Vladivostok, on December 27, 1938.His body was taken to a common grave. International fame came to Mandelstam in the 1970s, when his works were published in the West and in the Soviet Union. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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(eng) There are at least three different books called Selected Poems, with different translators and selections of poems; please do not combine them.

Obras de Osip Mandelstam

Selected Poems (1973) 512 cópias, 5 resenhas
The noise of time and other prose pieces (1925) 259 cópias, 1 resenha
Journey to Armenia (1933) 134 cópias, 6 resenhas
Voronezh notebooks (1980) 116 cópias, 2 resenhas
Osip Mandelstam: 50 Poems (1977) 88 cópias, 1 resenha
Stone (1916) 76 cópias, 2 resenhas
The Egyptian Stamp (1927) 52 cópias, 4 resenhas
Conversazione su Dante (1994) 52 cópias, 1 resenha
Gedichte (1928) 52 cópias
Moscow Notebooks (1989) 42 cópias
Tristia (1987) 40 cópias
Armènia en prosa i en vers (1994) 24 cópias
The Eyesight of Wasps: Poems (1989) 24 cópias
Poems of Osip Mandelstam (Poetry Pamphlets) (2014) 22 cópias, 1 resenha
La 4e prose et autres textes (1991) 20 cópias
Tristia et autres poèmes (1982) 17 cópias
Ordet och kulturen : essäer (1992) 16 cópias
Hufeisenfinder (1975) 15 cópias
Lettres (1997) 10 cópias
De la poésie (1990) 9 cópias, 1 resenha
Laatste brieven 1936-1938 (1986) 9 cópias
Selected Essays (1977) 8 cópias
Quasi leggera morte: ottave (2017) 7 cópias
Nouveaux poèmes 1930-1934 (1964) 7 cópias
Poemes (2009) 7 cópias
Le bruit du temps (1988) 6 cópias, 1 resenha
Стихотворения (1991) 5 cópias
Sobranie sochinenii (1990) 5 cópias
Dva tramvaia (2000) 5 cópias
Poesía (2010) 5 cópias
New Translations (2006) 4 cópias
Surviving the Censor: The Unspoken Words of Osip Mandelstam (2006) — Associated Name — 4 cópias
Камень. Cтихи (1990) 4 cópias
Fogo errante (2001) 3 cópias
Samtal om Dante (2020) 3 cópias
Izbrannoe (2005) 3 cópias
Im Luftgrab. Ein Lesebuch. (1999) 3 cópias
Poesie 3 cópias
Propos sur Dante (2020) 3 cópias
La piedra (1998) 3 cópias
[Избранное] (1996) 3 cópias
Sonnye tramvai (2013) 2 cópias
Проза 2 cópias
Poems from Mandelstam (1990) 2 cópias
Zgiełk czasu (1994) 2 cópias
Sulla poesia (2003) 2 cópias
Il programma del pane (2004) 2 cópias
Libertà al crepuscolo 1 exemplar(es)
Stikhotvorenija (2020) 1 exemplar(es)
Man gab mir einen Korper 1 exemplar(es)
Osip Mandel'shtam. Lirika (1999) 1 exemplar(es)
Crepúsculo da Liberdade (1900) 1 exemplar(es)
Prózy (1992) 1 exemplar(es)
Strofe pietroburghesi 1 exemplar(es)
Conversaciones sobre Dante (1994) 1 exemplar(es)
La quatrième prose 1 exemplar(es)
Le sceau égyptien 1 exemplar(es)
Le Bruit du temps 1 exemplar(es)
Poèmes et essais (1989) 1 exemplar(es)
La rage littéraire 1 exemplar(es)
стихи 1 exemplar(es)
Ruská Tristia (1997) 1 exemplar(es)
Briefe an Nadeshda: Russ. /Dt (1989) 1 exemplar(es)
La quarta prosa 1 exemplar(es)
Akme Znaczy Szczyt (1986) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Selected Poems 1 exemplar(es)
Stikhotvoreniia (2007) 1 exemplar(es)
Gozo y misterio de la poesía (2019) 1 exemplar(es)
Стихи (1990) 1 exemplar(es)
Renkler Ülkesine Yolculuk (2018) 1 exemplar(es)
I lupi e il rumore del tempo (2013) 1 exemplar(es)
Prose of Osip Mandelstam 1 exemplar(es)
Об искусстве (1995) 1 exemplar(es)
Vek moi zver moi povest in Russian (2011) 1 exemplar(es)
Kivitauluoodi : runoja (1997) 1 exemplar(es)
Hliněný život 1 exemplar(es)
Mandelstam songs 1 exemplar(es)
Стихотворения (1991) 1 exemplar(es)
Избранное (1989) 1 exemplar(es)
Pjesme i eseji 1 exemplar(es)
Occasional and Joke Poems (2022) 1 exemplar(es)
Die ägyptische Briefmarke (1988) 1 exemplar(es)
Humanisme et contemporanéité (2006) 1 exemplar(es)
Été froid et autres textes (2004) 1 exemplar(es)
Pierre. : Edition français-russe (2002) 1 exemplar(es)
Stone : 1 - 30 1 exemplar(es)
The Noise of Time 1 exemplar(es)
The Voronezh Workbooks (2022) 1 exemplar(es)
Sumerki svobody (2018) 1 exemplar(es)
Tidens larm (2021) 1 exemplar(es)
Nikomu ani slowa... (2003) 1 exemplar(es)
Сочинения 1 exemplar(es)
Poesie 1921-1925 1 exemplar(es)
El ruido del tiempo (2024) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

World Poetry: An Anthology of Verse from Antiquity to Our Time (1998) — Contribuinte — 452 cópias, 1 resenha
The Portable Twentieth Century Russian Reader (1985) — Contribuinte — 393 cópias, 2 resenhas
Against Forgetting: Twentieth-Century Poetry of Witness (1993) — Contribuinte — 338 cópias, 2 resenhas
The Stray Dog Cabaret (2006) — Contribuinte — 117 cópias, 6 resenhas
Animal Farm and Related Readings (1900) — Contribuinte — 115 cópias, 1 resenha
Magical Realist Fiction: An Anthology (1984) — Contribuinte — 113 cópias, 1 resenha
The Penguin book of Russian poetry (2015) — Contribuinte — 95 cópias
The Poet's Work: 29 Poets on the Origins and Practice of Their Art (1979) — Contribuinte — 89 cópias, 1 resenha
Gods and Mortals: Modern Poems on Classical Myths (1684) — Contribuinte — 69 cópias, 2 resenhas
Russian Poets (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets) (2009) — Contribuinte — 69 cópias, 2 resenhas
1917: Stories and Poems from the Russian Revolution (2016) — Contribuinte — 36 cópias, 3 resenhas
One World of Literature (1992) — Contribuinte — 24 cópias
De dag dat je brief kwam Amnesty International poëziebundel (1988) — Contribuinte — 18 cópias
Tijger op straat Russische gedichten voor kinderen 1923-1941 (2010) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
Eg kviskrar det i svart kladd : Osip Mandelstam og andre akmeistar (2000) — Autor, algumas edições2 cópias


Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Mandelštam, Osip
Nome de batismo
Мандельштам, Осип Эмильевич
Outros nomes
Mandel'štam, Osip Èmil'evič
Mandelstam, Osip Emilievich
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de nascimento
Warsaw, Poland
Local de falecimento
Voronezh, Russia
Locais de residência
Warsaw, Poland (birth)
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Moscow, Russia
Cherdyn, Russia
Voronezh, Russia (death)
Tenishev School, St. Petersburg, Russia
University of Heidelberg
University of St. Petersburg
Sorbonne, Paris, France
literary critic
children's book author
travel writer
Mandelstam, Nadezhda (spouse)
Tsvetaeva, Marina (lover)
Pequena biografia
Osip Mandelstam was born to a prosperous Jewish family in Warsaw, and grew up in St. Petersburg, Russia. He received his early education from tutors and governesses at home, and attended the prestigious Tenishev School from 1900 to 1907. Continuing his education abroad, he studied at the Sorbonne in Paris and the the University of Heidelberg in Germany. From 1911 to 1917, he studied philosophy at the University of St. Petersburg, something rarely permitted for Jews. Mandelstam gave up his studies to become a poet, and began publishing in the literary journal Apollon. His first collection, Kamen (Stone), appeared in 1913. In the 1920s, as the Bolsheviks began to exert power over Russian artists, it became increasingly difficult for Mandelstam, a nonconformist, to maintain himself as a poet. He also wrote children's books and translated works by Upton Sinclair, Jules Romains, Charles de Coster, and others. In 1930, he made a trip to Armenia, which provided material for his book Journey to Armenia (1933), the last major work he published during his lifetime. He was arrested the first time in 1934 for a poem he had written on Joseph Stalin, tortured, and exiled to the Ural Mountains. Arrested again in 1938, he was sentenced to forced labor, and arrived at the Vtoraia Rechka transit camp, near Vladivostok, in very poor health. He died there shortly afterwards. Mandelstam achieved international fame in the 1970s, when his works were published in the West as well as in the Soviet Union thanks to the efforts of his wife Nadezhda Mandelstam, who also wrote two memoirs about their lives together, Hope Against Hope (1970) and Hope Abandoned (1974).
Aviso de desambiguação
There are at least three different books called Selected Poems, with different translators and selections of poems; please do not combine them.



Osip Mandelstam's poetry is exquisite and relevant to our age through his influence on others like Celan and Lowell. This is a small volume whose value exceeds the bounds of its covers.
jwhenderson | outras 4 resenhas | Jan 19, 2023 |
Damn it, I just don’t like Mandelstam. I didn’t like his poetry and I don’t like this formless, masturbatory prose poem either. Osip goes to Armenia, but he’s no travel writer: he ruminates on French paintings, on the scientific method, on economics without saying much. His prose is ostentatious. The only parts I found slightly interesting were his musings on the Armenian and Caucasian languages — but even they are painfully amateur. The guy is a poet, sees beauty in everything, but his gaze is fixed primarily on his navel.… (mais)
yarb | outras 5 resenhas | May 2, 2022 |
45. Journey to Armenia & Conversation about Dante by Osip Mandelstam
translation: from Russian 1977
published: 1933
format: 185-page Notting Hill 2011 hardcover
acquired: 2019
read: Aug 20-29
time reading: 6 hr 12 min, 2 min/page
rating: 4
locations: Armenia
about the author: Polish-born Jewish Soviet poet who grew up in St. Petersburg, and died in a gulag. 1891-1938

Three parts:
'Mandelstam and the Journey' by Henry Gifford, 1979
'Journey to Armenia' translated by Sidney Monas, 1977
'Conversation about Dante' translated by Clarence Brown & Robert Hughes, 1977

A tough and somewhat random book for me. I know very little about this Jewish Soviet poet and his strained and eventually fatal relationship to his state. These essays were written in 1933 when he was sort of politely exiled to Armenia. The main essay, ‘Journey‘, is about Armenia with much extra going on in the subtext. It includes a mixture of classical Greek and Christian references, and a criticism of Darwin in favor Jean-Baptiste Lamarck. It kind of all went right by me. A second essay on Dante was really fascinating about Dante and poetry and, I think, has some interesting embedded criticism of the then Soviet Union.

"If a physicist should conceive of the desire, after taking apart the nucleus of an atom, to put it back together again, he would be like the partisans of descriptive and explanatory poetry, for whom Dante represents, for all time, a plague and a threat."

… (mais)
dchaikin | outras 5 resenhas | Sep 5, 2020 |
Pretty astonishing verse. Mandelstram took me by the shoulders and said with a shake, you must wake up and look around. I obeyed.

It is easy from a historical perspective for the reader to color the lyricism with an impending doom. I think that this approach enhances the project, with a measured risk.

Stone offers a treatment of history layered in allegory. His images remain pellucid, his emotions sincere.
jonfaith | 1 outra resenha | Feb 22, 2019 |



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