385 NW Miller
Gresham, Oregon

The Multnomah County Library invites you to take part in a new book series, where you can read some of the best all-time classics and discuss them under the leadership of Lena M. Lencek, Professor of Russian and Humanities at Reed College. Participation is free, but registration is required. You can register online at http://www.multcolib.org/events/classics/russian.html
A limited number of books will be available free of charge for those who pre-register.

There will be a poetry reading in Russian and English as well as a discussion of the poems that are in an anthology that you can pick up at the Gresham Library.

The poets of Russia's Silver Age — experimental, erudite, exuberant, and staggeringly talented — were born in the last two decades of the 19th century. Swept up in the turmoil of the Revolution, Civil War, and Communism, they made up the group that Roman Jakobson eulogized in his 1930 essay "On a Generation That Squandered Its Poets." Six representatives will be the focus of our discussion: Blok, Akhmatova, Pasternak, Mandelstam, Tsvetaeva, and Mayakovsky.

Official Website: http://www.multcolib.org/events/classics/russian.html

Added by multcolib on August 6, 2008