While describing her husband
as a dragon in her poems, she mentions an angel and a true lover who helps her escape from the prison of marriage. Amanda Haight
believes that AA
was referring to...
Family and Intimate relationships
Although Nikolay Nikolayevich Punin
was never divorced from his wife, AA
lived with him for fifteen years, longer than with any other man. According to Amanda Haight
, their marriage was never officially registered.
Haight, Amanda. Anna Akhmatova : A Poetic Pilgrimage. Oxford University Press, 1976.