THE RUSSIAN MOOD

AS EXPRESSED IN THE POETRY OF THE 19TH AND 20TH CENTURIES



VOLUME I



An Anthology of Original English Translations



By

Elena Levin and James L. Vendeland





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Copyright 2012 Elena Levin and James L. Vendeland

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THIS ANTHOLOGY IS DEDICATED TO OUR SPOUSES AND TO BOTH PRESENT AND FUTURE LOVERS OF RUSSIAN POETRY





The painting on the front cover of this book is by the artist Orest Adamovich Kiprenskii (1778-1836).

This portrait is of Vasily Zhukovsky (1783-1852) who is regarded as the foremost Russian poet of the 1810s and the one who introduced the Romantic Movement into Russia. Zhukovsky presented this famous portrait to Alexander Pushkin upon the publication of Pushkin’s first major work in 1820. The accompanying inscription states: “To the victorious disciple from his vanquished tutor”.

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