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[Past Event] Life and Poetry of Anna Akhmatova (p.14)

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Anna Akhmatova is regarded as the greatest female poet in Russian literature. her life was inundated with the tragedies of her century: arrests and executions of her loved ones, starvation, hardships, wars and revolutions, persecution, isolation, and betrayal. However, she persevered and emerged victorious through her poetry. Dr. Elena Sheygal-Placzek illuminates the crystal harmony of Akhmotova's poetic confessions and the dramatic fate of this more than beautiful woman, who became the voice of all Russia.


Tuition: $15.00

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Tuesday, March 30 *10:00am-noon* (1 session)


We'll meet online via Zoom. Zoom is free and easy to use. OLLI will walk you through the steps. Prior to each Zoom meeting (class), you will receive an email with specific details on that meeting.


Elena Sheygal-Placzek, Ph.D., is a retired professor of the Volgograd University, Russia. Author of the "English-Russian Dictionary of U.S. Life and Culture," she has been a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley as well as an OLLI lecturer there and at California State University, Monterey Bay.