Helen Dalrymple (202) 707-1940

December 3, 1993

Library of Congress To Host Reading: "Poetry as Key to the Russian Soul"

The Library of Congress's Office of Scholarly Programs has announced a poetry reading scheduled for Monday, December 20, at 7 p.m. The Program, "Poetry as a Key to the Russian Soul," is made possible by the American Express Corporation. The reading will be held in the Mumford Room, sixth floor, James Madison Memorial Building, at First Street and Independence Avenue, S.E.

The program will highlight readings from the new 20th Century Russian Poetry: Silver and Steel, published by Doubleday and compiled by the Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko. The reading will feature Mr. Yevtushenko and Professor Albert Todd of Queens College, who also edited the anthology. The reading will be in both Russian and English.

The public will have the opportunity to hear the translated accomplishments of several great Russian poets, including works of Blok, Gunilyov, Tsvetayeva, Akhmatova, Kharms, Mayakovsky, and Pasternak.

The public is invited free of charge to the reading and may also attend a reception immediately following the program. Accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.

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PR 93-153
ISSN 0731-3527

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