Elena Shvartz

1948–2010
Elena Shvarts published sixteen books of poetry and prose, plus a four-volume collected works during her lifetime. She was a major figure in the Leningrad underground and became widely known and translated after the fall of the Soviet Union.

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LIFE SPAN 1948–2010

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Elena Shvarts published sixteen books of poetry and prose, plus a four-volume collected works during her lifetime. She was a major figure in the Leningrad underground and became widely known and translated after the fall of the Soviet Union.

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Originally appeared in Poetry magazine.

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