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Fear And The Muse: The Story Of Anna Akhmatova


New York Center for Visual History. Audio relayed 11/21

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Fear And The Muse: The Story Of Anna Akhmatova
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Chronicles the life and times of one of the USSR's most celebrated cultural figures, the legendary poet Anna Akhmatova (1889-1966). She bore witness to the tumultuous events of Russian and Soviet history. Clair Bloom gives voice to her writings in a program that evokes her literary genius, struggle against censorship, and role in the Soviet Union under the regimes of Lenin, Stalin and Khrushchev. Christopher Reeve narrates. Filmed in St. Petersburg with assistance from Lenfilm Studios, includes interview with protege Joseph Brodsky.



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Chicago: “Fear And The Muse: The Story Of Anna Akhmatova,” 11/16/1990, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed September 23, 2020, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B42C736D0A5E4005AC881534F6C778F0.
MLA: “Fear And The Muse: The Story Of Anna Akhmatova.” 11/16/1990. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. September 23, 2020. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B42C736D0A5E4005AC881534F6C778F0>.
APA: Fear And The Muse: The Story Of Anna Akhmatova. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B42C736D0A5E4005AC881534F6C778F0
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