Sergei Yesenin: Five Poems

Sergei Yesenin: Five Poems

by Andrey Kneller

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Sergei Yesenin (October 3, 1895 – December 28, 1925) was one of the most popular and loved poets of the 20th century. Born in a peasant family, he adored the countryside and much of his poetry is his attempt to capture the beauty of nature. Because of its simplicity, his poetry was accessible even to the common man. Suffering from mental instability and depression, Yesenin committed suicide by hanging himself at the Hotel d'Angleterre. He was 30 years old. To this day, his work remains widely popular in Russian, where it is a part of school curriculum. Many of his poems were set to music and became beloved songs.

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BN ID: 2940045670579
Publisher: Andrey Kneller
Publication date: 02/02/2014
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 673,644
File size: 75 KB

About the Author

Andrey Kneller is a Russian-born poet/translator. Andrey was 10 years old when his family immigrated from Moscow, Russia to New York in 1993. He grew reading and speaking Russian fluently. At fourteen, he started writing his own poetry and not long after that, he started translating his favorite Russian poets into English. Understanding that Russian poets have been represented rather poorly in the west, the goal of translation for him has always been to keep as much of the original as possible, preserving meaning without losing rhyme and music. At the present, he has published 9 books of translations, including the works of Anna Akhmatova, Marina Tsvetaeva, and Vladimir Mayakovsky, among others, and Discernible Sound, a book of his own poetry. Andrey currently lives with his wife and daughter in Ashland, MA and works as a high school math teacher in Boston.

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