Anna Akhmatova (1889-1966) is an iconic figure of twentieth-century Russian literature and one of her era's great poets. Her work has been translated into many languages. D.M. Thomas is a novelist, poet, and critic, and also one of the preeminent translators of Russian poetry. He lives in England.
"Anna Akmatova is one of the best-known Soviet poets." - Feminist Bookstore News "Akhmatova's example reminds us that while it is true that the writer cannot change the world alone, the world cannot change itself without her." - The San Francisco Jung Institute Library Journal