Osip Mandelstam

Osip Mandelstam (1891 – 1938) is one of the greatest poets of the 20th century. He studied at the Sorbonne, the University of Heidelberg and the University of St. Petersburg but gave up his studies to write Stone (1913), a collection heavily influenced by Russian Symbolism. His second, Tristia (1922), firmly established his reputation. He spent his latter years serving sentences for counter-revolutionary activities in various work camps and died in captivity.

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