Field-Russia (Paperback)

By Gennady Aygi, Peter France (Translator)

New Directions Publishing Corporation, 9780811217217, 171pp.

Publication Date: October 17, 2007

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The central work by the world-famous Chuvashian who "writes with an imagistic compression an real time candor that is utterly unique" ("Publishers Weekly").
Lifelong Aygi translator and friend Peter France wrote in "The Guardian": "Aygi wrote from a deep awareness of the losses and destructions of the 20th century." "Field-Russia" is a book of poems arranged shortly before Aygi's death, which in his view occupied a central place in his work. The collection opens with an informal conversation about poetry, and is followed by a series of little lyric "books"--"Field-Russia, Time of the Ravines," and "Final Departure"--that form a part of Aygi's "life-book." Like Ahkmatova and Celan before him, Aygi has left us with these most necessary words to dwell in--a quiet, spiritual poetry in a time of uprootedness and despair.