Russian texts for the Penguin Book of Russian Poetry

March 31st, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

One of the anthology’s editors, Boris Dralyuk, has set up a companion website that gives the Russian texts of all the poems included, except for those still under copyright.

The Penguin Book of Russian Poetry is out

March 16th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

This landmark anthology, edited by Robert Chandler, Irina Mashinski, and Boris Dralyuk, has been in the making for a number of years, and is now in print. The overall quality of the translations – the bulk of them new or not previously published – is extremely high. I’m proud to have my own translation of Pushkin’s “Scene from Faust” included, and happy to see Steve Willett’s superb version of Mandelstam’s “Horseshoe Finder,” which I called to Chandler’s attention, there as well, not to mention Chandler’s own fine versions of many poems, and great work by Boris Dralyuk, Peter France, and many others. Hearty congratulations to all involved!

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