"The Ratcatcher, "Marina Tsvetaeva's masterpiece, is a satirical version of the Pied Piper of Hamelin legend in the form of a complex narrative poem that bears all the marks of Tsvetaeva's poetic style. Written in 1926, it was not available in Russia until 1965, and has hitherto been virtually unknown in English.

The Ratcatcher: A Lyrical Satire 2000, Northwestern University Press

ISBN-13: 9780810118164

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