You crazy people! I myself don’t know,I just don’t know which way this is –In straying to the black abyss,To death itself, or paradise,I’ll take you with me as I go. Anna Akhmatova, Moscow, 10 October 1959 (afternoon).
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Caroline Maclean is finishing a PhD at Birkbeck on the Russian influence on British modernism.