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Modern Russian Poetry/Sergei Yesenin

Sergei Yesenin


One of the latest comers, Yesenin is also one of the most gifted of the younger Russian poets. His first book was published in 1916. He is a member of a group which has come into being during the revolution and which calls itself "imazhinisty" (imagists). Like Kluyev, he came from the masses, and, like him, operates with the intimate details of the peasant's life and faith. Whatever his political and literary associations, he is a poet dei gratia.