Anna Akhmatova Quotes (73 quotes)




Anna Akhmatova
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Looted (1921), as translated by Dmitri Obolensky


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Born: June 23, 1889

Died: March 5, 1966 (aged 76)

Nationality: Russian

Occupation: Poet, translator, memoirist

Bio: Anna Andreyevna Gorenko, better known by the pen name Anna Akhmatova, was a Russian and Soviet modernist poet, one of the most acclaimed writers in the Russian canon.

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