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Nadezhda Mandelstam at Silliman's Blog

By Harriet Staff

Many thanks to Ron Silliman for posting this wonderful video of an interview with Nadezhda Mandelstam, Russian poet Osip Mandelstam's widow and author of the two incredibly fascinating memoirs Hope Against Hope and Hope Abandoned. She talks about her life with Mandelstam, dishes some literary dirt, and discusses the sexual revolution in Russia (which apparently predated the one in the West by 50 years!).

http://youtu.be/NUPFDR4u0wI

Originally Published: August 29th, 2012