Sugar Paper Blue by Ruth Fainlight
Sugar Paper Blue by Ruth Fainlight
Sugar Paper Blue by Ruth Fainlight
Sugar Paper Blue by Ruth Fainlight

Sugar Paper Blue

by Ruth Fainlight
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It took twenty-seven years for a complex series of events, impressions, and memories to distill into the title poem of Sugar-Paper Blue. Based on Fainlight's 1965 visit to Leningrad and the shock of learning that Anna Ahkmatova was living in the apartment above her guide's; drawing on memories of her mother and aunt as young immigrants to New York City in the early years of the century; touching on the overwhelming reality of Russian history; Ruth Fainlight uses many voices to give expression to so much rich material.

The collection illustrates an increasing range of mood, subject, and technique. There are meditations on the art of poetry, observations of the natural world, and examples of her characteristic subtle analysis of the shifting relationships between women and men.

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