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Grampa Krylov

Grampa Krylov

Russia’s best known poet was born 250 years ago, and his last name was not Pushkin.
Love and Separation

Love and Separation

In this issue’s Uchites, we look at a popular song by the poet Bulat Okudzhava and the composer Isaac Schwartz. It is about love and separation.
On Translating Krylov

On Translating Krylov

Our translator of Krylov's difficult fables shares how she approaches translation of this most colloquial of poets.
Man With a Box

Man With a Box

Pavel Bazhov, Russia's greatest modern fabulist, had a complicated and eventful life.
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Woe From Wit (bilingual)
June 20, 2017

Woe From Wit (bilingual)

One of the most famous works of Russian literature, the four-act comedy in verse Woe from Wit skewers staid, nineteenth century Russian society, and it positively teems with “winged phrases” that are essential colloquialisms for students of Russian and Russian culture.

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