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Osip Mandelstam (1891 – 1938)

Russian poet and essayist, one of the foremost members of the Acmeist school of poets.
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Osip Mandelstam
We live, but we do not feel the land beneath us,
Ten steps away and our words cannot be heard.
Mandelstam quotes
Only in Russia poetry is respected it gets people killed. Is there anywhere else where poetry is so common a motive for murder?
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