From the Managing Editor: Dec 24 1990

For more than three decades, Russian poet Andrei Voznesensky has combined genuine literary genius with political courage. When we met in Moscow earlier this year, we talked about, among other things, America, perestroika and the house in which we were having dinner, a mansion that was once home to Frol Kozlov, a crony of Nikita Khrushchev's. Voznesensky told the story of how Khrushchev had publicly denounced him for straying from the ranks of builders of communism.

Today Voznesensky's concerns are quite different. He is at the University of Pennsylvania for two months to lecture on Russian poetry, but his mind is...

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