Nadezhda Mandelstam Quotes (2 quotes)
“If nothing else is left, one must scream. Silence is the real crime against humanity.”
Hope Against Hope Chapter 11 (1970) (translated by Max Hayward)
As quoted in Animated Architecture (1982) by Derek Walker
Discourses, Book I, ch. 24
“You can never do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.”
―Ralph Waldo Emerson
The Conduct of Life (1860)
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Bio: Nadezhda Yakovlevna Mandelstam was a Russian writer and educator, and the wife of the poet Osip Mandelstam, who died in 1938 in a transit camp to the gulag of Siberia. She wrote two memoirs about their lives together and the repressive Stalinist regime: Hope Against Hope and Hope Abandoned, both first published in the West in English, translated by Max Hayward.