Poetry and the Russian Soul

And Poetry Awakes in Me

Series 1 - Episode 1 And Poetry Awakes in Me

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Summary

In the first of two programmes, Martin Sixsmith explores the fraught history of Russian verse, questioning why many of the country's most inspired poets were doomed by their love for their homeland. Among these writers is Vasili Pushkin, a renowned 18th-century lyricist whose image remains that of the archetypal tortured artist.

Cast & Crew

Producer Mark Burman
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