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Marina Tsvetaeva's life was caught up in the turmoil of the Russian Revolution and its aftermath. Her husband fought on the side of the Tsar and then in the White Guard attempting to restore the line of Tsars. Marina, her husband, and their children moved to Paris to live among the Russian expatriate community there, but they were eventually shunned because her husband was thought to be a Soviet spy -- which apparently turned out to be true. Throughout this time, Marina desperately struggled to feed her family, sometimes having to resort to theft. They later moved back to Soviet Russia, where her husband was eventually arrested and killed, despite his earlier collaboration. Marina Tsvetaeva committed suicide in 1941.

Despite the struggles and tragedies of her life, her writing reflects a sharp mind, a seeing eye, and heart.

Poems by Marina Tsvetaeva

Recommended Books: Marina Tsvetaeva

Women in Praise of the Sacred: 43 Centuries of Spiritual Poetry by Women Tsvetayeva: Selected Poems Tsvetaeva Milestones A Russian Psyche: The Poetic Mind of Marina Tsvetaeva
Marina Tsvetaeva: The Double Beat of Heaven and Hell The Ratcatcher: A Lyrical Satire

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Marina Tsvetaeva

A decent biography with bibliography of Tsvetaeva's work.

Marina Tsvetaeva

A good biography as well as written accounts by people who knew Tsvetaeva.

Russian Library: Tsvetaeva

A small selection of poems in the original Russian side-by-side with English translations.

The Best of Marina Tsvetayeva translated by Ilya Shambat

A good source for many of Tsvetaeva's poems in English.

Marina Tsvetaeva

A very good website with quite a few of Marina Tsvetaeva's poems translated into English by Andrey Kneller.
Marina Tsvetaeva