My Half Century
- Publication Date: December 24, 2012
- Imprint: The Overlook Press
- Trim Size: 6 x 9
- ISBN: 9781468301571
- Page Count: 496
- Rights: World + CAN + Singapore + Malaysia, excluding Brit
However, throughout her life she remained committed to being a witness for the times with her daring poetry and prose. This collection includes Akhmatova's letters, essays on Pushkin, diatribes against the Stalinist establishment, rousing wartime broadcasts, and encounters with fellow poets. Here, through her deceptively simple style, the elusive writer conveys the closest thing to a self-portrait she ever allowed herself.