Translated with an Introduction and Notes by John Dewey
The lyric verse of FYODOR TYUTCHEV (1803 – 1873), one of the treasures of Russian literature, remains largely unknown in the English-speaking world. This generous new selection of 100 of his poems, in verse translations by John Dewey, offers a rewarding insight into the work of a great poet. The translations are supplemented by an Introduction providing an informative survey of Tyutchev’s life and poetry, and by detailed endnotes on the individual poems.
JOHN DEWEY is a writer and translator of Russian literature whose work has been shortlisted or nominated for various awards. His biography Mirror of the Soul: A Life of the Poet Fyodor Tyutchev (see below), was published in 2010 to critical acclaim. His verse translations of Tyutchev have been acknowledged by the critics:
‘Not least impressive are the translations of Tyutchev’s lyrics which, unusually for a book of this kind, give the non-Russian speaker a real sense of the originals’ — Malcolm Jones, Emeritus Professor of Slavonic Studies, University of Nottingham (reviewing Mirror of the Soul: A Life of the Poet Fyodor Tyutchev)
‘certainly convey to the general reader the thrust of Tiutchev’s poetry and offer an idea of its greatness’ — Barry P. Scherr, Slavonic and East European Review
‘high poetic quality’ — Jessie Davies, Journal of Russian Studies
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