Second Nature: Poems

Overview

In this collected volume of Pasternak’s poetry Andrei Navrozov seeks to transport the English-language reader into the Russian poet’s mysterious lyric universe. Both inventive and exact, the poems in Second Nature are inspired by life and scenery from the natural world. Unavailable for some time, Second Nature has been acclaimed by leading Pasternak scholars and enthusiasts.

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Overview

In this collected volume of Pasternak’s poetry Andrei Navrozov seeks to transport the English-language reader into the Russian poet’s mysterious lyric universe. Both inventive and exact, the poems in Second Nature are inspired by life and scenery from the natural world. Unavailable for some time, Second Nature has been acclaimed by leading Pasternak scholars and enthusiasts.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Navrozov won high praise for his 1990 translation of Pasternak's poems, which in this collection concentrate on nature. Good stuff. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780720611922
  • Publisher: Owen, Peter Limited
  • Publication date: 10/24/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 108
  • Sales rank: 1,297,206
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Boris Pasternak famously refused the Nobel Prize, making himself a household name in the West. The award led to such pressure from the government that he was forced to decline the award, which led to his expulsion from the Writer’s Union. Andrei Navrozov is an acclaimed writer, translator, and poet. He has recently completed a cultural and political portrait of contemporary Italy, Italian Carousel: Scenes of Internal Exile.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Transporting the Elements
February... 3
Like brazen ashes... 4
Traumerei 5
Feasts 6
Winter 7
The Soul 11
Spring 12
Swifts 13
Improvisation 14
To the Memory of the Demon 17
Sorrow 18
My sister - life... 19
The Weeping Garden 20
The Girl 21
You are in the wind... 22
Rain (An Inscription) 23
In Superstition 24
Waving a fragrant anther... 25
Boating Oars 26
English Lessons 27
A Definition of Poetry 28
A Definition of the Soul 29
A Definition of Creativity 30
Our Storm 31
Sparrow Hills 33
A Sultry Night 34
Summer 35
What We Had 36
Let us free words anew... 38
Margarita 43
At dusk I see you... 44
Plait these splashes... 45
Disappointed?... 46
Just try to prevent me... 47
My friend my tender O... 48
A trembling clavier... 49
Thus they begin... 50
For My Enemies 51
Could I forget them?... 52
We are few... 53
Spring, I am from the street... 54
Now shut your eyes... 55
In comfort... 56
Autumn 57
The Riddle 58
Poetry 59
Notes to the Poems 61
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2003

    Pasternak's poetry: This translation into English conveys Pasternak's genius

    In the reviewers' opinion, this is the only translation of Pasternak's poetry which conveys his genius rather than its mere content

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