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Poetry Reading: Alexander Pushkin, Confession; W. H. Auden, As I Walked Out One Evening


By way of celebrating the International Women’s Day, here are recordings I made in English of Alexander Pushkin’s poem, Confession, and of Wystan Hugh Auden, As I Walked Out One Evening. Confession appeared earlier in Russian, recited by Innokenty Smoktunovsky; and for meanings and themes of Auden’s poem, check out these pages:, Will Green’s blog, and English Department of Southeast University (this one analyses the poem by stanzas).