Beyond Consolation

Hope Abandoned

by Nadezhda Mandelstam, translated by Max Hayward

Osip Mandelstam: Selected Poems

translated by Clarence Brown, translated by W.S. Merwin
The words of Amos could serve as the epigraph to this book: “I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not smell sacrificial offerings in your solemn assemblies.” This is a book of anger, a book of despair and pain. It is also, and above all, a book …