Bulat Okudzhava was the king of the Russian bards. Now 19 of his poems/songs and 9 autobiographical sketches are presented in our popular bilingual format, with English and Russian on facing pages. A great way to gain understanding of this cultural touchstone, plus improve your Russian.
Review in New Pages:
"Very few can compete with eloquence and musical style found in Bulat Okudzhava’s work.... [this issue] offers a near complete experience of his work, stopping just shy of sitting us down in a candle-lit lounge to witness his performances first-hand. But the pieces showcased in this issue bring him to life so we can imagine just that. Those involved in the publishing of Chtenia certainly make an impressive tribute to one of the most important Russian bards of all time." – Kayla Grose