A Letter From The Publisher: Apr. 13, 1962

The blue flower of the snowdrop looked out First, little by little Its green small leg it put out, Then stretched with all its Small might and asked quietly: "I see that the weather is clear and warm; Tell me—it's true that Spring is here?" THIS old Russian poem, remembered in rough translation through the years since his childhood in Moscow, inspired Cover Artist Boris Chaliapin to create the background for this week's cover portrait of Soviet Poet Evgeny Evtushenko. And it was, in another sense, a search for the answer to the...

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