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Elaine Feinstein

Contributors

Elaine Feinstein has written fourteen novels, her most recent Dark Inheritance. She is also the author of radio plays, television dramas, five biographies, the latest a biography of Anna Akhmatova, Anna of All the Russias and many poetry collections, including Daylight and Gold. She has received three translation awards for her translations of the poems of Marina Tsvetaeva. Her own poems have been widely anthologised.

Upcoming Events

Past Events

2015

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Elaine Feinstein has been an academic, a novelist, a playwright, a biographer and a translator, but it is for her poems that she is best-known. Her new long-awaited collection of poems looks back at her life and the many fascinating people she has encountered. Elaine Feinstein’s will be talking about both her poetry and her life with fellow-poet and publisher Michael Schmidt, author of The Novel: A Biography.

2006

Friday, 3 March 2006

Poet and translator Fiona Sampson chaired this session which took us into the worlds of two very special poets. Amir Or combines the mysteries of the spirit with the joys of the flesh, curious about mythology while carefully examining the Hebrew language.

Ted Hughes considered Elaine Feinstein ‘an extraordinarily fine poet. She has a sinewy, tenacious way of penetrating and exploring her subject that seems to me unique. There is nothing hit or miss, nothing for effect, nothing false. Reading her poems one feels cleansed and sharpened.’

Friday, 3 March 2006

Poets and translators Elaine Feinstein, Amir Or and Daniel Weissbort led poetry translation workshops from Hebrew, Russian and French. People came and discovered the quandaries translators experience when trying to convey music and meaning from a foreign language into English.

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David Grossman speaks with Mark Lawson at a special out-of-fesitval event.