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UNICORN PORN FOR ALL
UNICORN PORN FOR ALL rated it 8 years ago
Cherry Orchard, 1/6I thought this was excellent. I'm just coming off Ibsen, who's sorta punch-you-in-the-face powerful, so I was underwhelmed a bit too, but I think it's a really elegant, subtle play with a lot going on. It's specifically about this huge transition from old to modern Russian culture...
stark contrasts
stark contrasts rated it 8 years ago
Poetry has always been kinda dull to me. Some poetry is pretty, but I've never really seen the point to it.And then I discovered Rimbaud.The thing about Rimbaud is that you can't read his poetry without knowing at least some of his backstory. His religious upbringing. His frequent rebellions and esc...
SJane
SJane rated it 10 years ago
Akhmatova is clearly superior here, although I also enjoyed many of the other poems, especially by Mandelstam and Tsvetaeva. Still, on the whole I found the collection very dramatic in a way that didn't appeal to me. I imagine the performance would give the poems more power and passion - there's so...
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