Voicing the Distant: Shakespeare and Russian Modernist Poetry

Voicing the Distant: Shakespeare and Russian Modernist Poetry

by Ekaterina Sukhanova


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Shakespeare's works cross national lines in unexpected ways, including their influence on Russian modernist poetry. Sukhanova (City U. of New York) examines how Tstvetaeva Blok, Bryusov, Pasternak, Akhmatova, Gumilyov and others embraced and appropriated Shakespeare's work, often in translation. The culture and politics surrounding and permeating these poets caused unique re- interpretations into a startlingly new construct, which included a commentary on their fate as very nearly untouchable in their own country for decades. Particularly interesting are the direct translations of passages to and from Russian and English, showing how the English original and its traditional interpretations were enriched by the fascination of the Russian poets. Distributed by Associated University Press. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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ISBN-13: 9780838640302
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press
Publication date: 08/28/2004
Pages: 149
Product dimensions: 6.42(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.58(d)

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