Gippius and Tsvetaeva
March 15, 2017
I’m still reading mostly nineteenth-century prose, but I also love early twentieth–century poetry, and I’ve been meaning to recommend these posts from the last few months:
- Two excellent translations of one of my favorite poets, Zinaida Gippius, by Boris Dralyuk,
- Here and here you’ll find Languagehat perceptively reading my very favorite writer, Marina Tsvetaeva,
- And Maya Chhabra (a.k.a. between4walls) is translating a Tsvetaeva play about Biron, Fortuna (Фортуна, 1923). It’s this Biron, not this Biron. Besides knowing Russian, Chhabra is a writer and an expert on the French Revolution; you can support her work on Patreon here at levels starting at a dollar.