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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Tsvetaeva, Marina Ivanovna 1892-1941. Russian poet whose work, including Evening Album (1910) and "The Swans' Camp” (published in 1957), is distinctive for its powerful rhythms and lyrical directness. She lived in exile after 1922 but returned to the Soviet Union in 1939, committing suicide two years later.

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Examples

  • (His experience of exile was not that of a Marina Tsvetaeva, or a Joseph Roth.)

    Anis Shivani: Poetry As a Bridge Across Cultures: Anis Shivani Interviews Marilyn Hacker

  • Last night Paul Schmidt was posthumously recognized for his translations of the pre – Russian Revolution poets including Tsvetaeva, Mandelstam, Blok, Khlebnikov, and Akhmatova collected in the volume The Stray Dog Cabaret.

    The 2007 PEN awards

  • I hope this isn't another one of those Tsvetaeva biographies that concentrate on how great a victim she was of the world and how we should all mourn her unconditionally.

    languagehat.com: TWO FROM THE TIMES.

  • There's surprisingly little on her in Russian, considering that she was born and spent most of her life in what was then Russia and could rightly be considered part of the generation of Akhmatova, Mandelshtam, and Tsvetaeva, but here's a nice page with pictures of her, her gravestone in Roshchino, and a sculpture of her favorite cat Totti.

    languagehat.com: EDITH SÖDERGRAN.

  • The voices of such émigré writers as Bunin, Tsvetaeva, Khodasevich, Nabokov were heard only faintly.

    The Arts in Russia Under Stalin

  • But what did emerge, possibly somewhat to the surprise of both the authorities and the authors, was an uncommon rise in popularity with the soldiers at the fighting fronts of the least political and most purely personal lyrical verse by Pasternak (whose poetic genius no one has yet ventured to deny); of such wonderful poets as Akhmatova among the living, and Blok, Bely, and even Bryusov, Sologub, Tsvetaeva, and Mayakovsky among the (post-revolutionary) dead.

    The Arts in Russia Under Stalin

  • Among these poems can be found works dedicated to Marina Tsvetaeva and W.H. Auden

    Nobel Prize in Literature 1992 - Press Release

  • As to God, 'How this individual, no longer young, and burdened by the personal, often bothersome errands of Akhmatova, Tsvetaeva and others, manages in his spare time to direct the destinies of the universe is simply incomprehensible.'

    Poet of the Air

  • In fact, Tsvetaeva had never been in a concentration camp at all.

    On Voznesensky

  • In August, Tsvetaeva, unable to find work in Elabuga, decided to join them.

    Outcast

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