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For the bookishly inclined, many of the locations are twinned with their literary counterparts, from the village that EM Forster borrowed for A Room with a View to the inspiration for John Buchan's Woodilea, and the wealth of poems scattered throughout the text are by no means the obvious choices.
Nevertheless we must hear the "fruit" that falls in "zvuk ostoro--nyj i gluxoj" in terms of this particular poet, whose name means "rod of almond" or, less bookishly, "almond stem" or "root" [.
His bookishly overpopulated imagination veers between a fiercely maintained desire for independent authorship and the gravity of a loaded memory.