Virtual Tour of Russian Poetry with Benjamin Rifkin

When Americans think of Russian literature, they tend to think of Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, and Chekhov.  But Russians think first of their poets.  In this hour-long presentation, Dr. Rifkin will introduce works by the greatest Russian poets of the 19th, 20th, and even the 21st century and read them in Russian so you can hear the rhythm and rhyme of each poem, while at the same time you’ll be able to read the line-by-line translation of each poem.  Among the poets featured in this tour will be:  Alexander Pushkin, Mikhail Lermontov, Anna Akhmatova, and Joseph Brodsky.


Virtual Tour of Russian Poetry With Benjamin Rifkin, Professor of Russian and Dean of Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


Date: April 21, 2020

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Virtual Event; Advance registration required: RSVP

Free and open to the public.

Please RSVP using the RSVP for this Event link. Registrants will be sent an event link to attend prior to the event. 

Tuesday, April 21, 2020



Hofstra University Virtual Event
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549-1000


Kristine Glanzer

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