Poetry Reader for Russian Learners

Edited by Julia Titus; Illustrations by Mario Moore and Wayde McIntosh

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March 10, 2015
248 pages, 8 1/2 x 11
12 b/w illus.
ISBN: 9780300184631

Through the poetry of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Russian authors, including Pushkin and Akhmatova, Poetry Reader for Russian Learners helps upper-beginner, intermediate, and advanced Russian students refine their language skills. Poems are coded by level of difficulty. The text facilitates students’ interaction with authentic texts by means of a complete set of learning tools, including biographical sketches of each poet, stress marks, annotations, exercises, questions for discussion, and a glossary. An ancillary Web site containing audio files for all poems can be found at: http://russianpoetry.yale.edu/.

Julia Titus is senior lector in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Yale University. She is the editor of the annotated reader The Meek One: A Fantastic Story, by Fyodor Dostoevsky.

"The author has provided a very practical annotated anthology of Russian poetry that I can see being used in a variety of language learning environments."—Michael Pesenson, University of Texas, Austin

"Grammatical and vocabulary exercises, discussion questions, and audio make this reader quite unique."—Lina Steiner, University of Chicago