Requiem by Anna Akhmatova

Requiem is an elegy by Anna Akhmatova about suffering of people under the Great Purge. It was written over three decades, between 1935 and 1961. She carried it with her, redrafting, as she worked and lived in towns and cities across the Soviet Union. The set of poems was conspicuously absent from her collected works, given its explicit condemnation of the purges. The work in Russian finally appeared in book form in Munich in 1963, the whole work not published within the USSR until 1987. It would become the best known poetry work about Soviet Great Terror.

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  1. - The New York Public Library's Books of the Century (New York Public Library)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Requiem and Poem Without a Hero Hardcover 5207660 $86.99 1976
Requiem and Poem without a Hero Kindle Edition 611813 2018
Requiem Paperback 4987583 $13.84 $22.07 2005
Requiem Poem San Hero Et (Poesie/Gallimard) (French Edition) Paperback 8148900 $20.06 $14.36 2007
Requiem and Poem without a Hero Paperback 1238989 $9.20 $8.92 2018