Folk Lament

We explore literature through contexts and by connecting the pieces. In her essay “The Voices of Grief,” Oksana Husieva shows how Akhmatova drew on the tradition of the widow’s lament for her Requiem. Check out Oksana’s description of Irina Fedosova, a famous 19th century “lamenter.” I’d love to learn more about Oksana’s research process for this paper.