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Issue Theme: Okudzhava Bilingual

6: Bulat Okudzhava: An Appreciation
Vladimir Kovner
A look at the life and work of this volume's focus, Bulat Okudzhava, King of the Bards. Thematic sections have short introductions, and all poems and stories in this volume are presented side by side in English and Russian.
Literature

14: Love for Women
Bulat Okudzhava
An amorous selection of poems/songs, including "The gray of a late autumn sky"; "I feel the need for someone I can pray to"; and "Sentimental March".
:: Translation by Lydia Razran Stone and Vladimir Kovner

Women

20: Eternal Love
Bulat Okudzhava
An autobiographical piece about the author's humorous search for true love.
:: Translation by Lydia Razran Stone

Women

26: Love for Life and Humanity
Bulat Okudzhava
Poems and songs including "Song of the Open Door"; "The shouts of the crowd demonstrating".
:: Translation by Lydia Razran Stone and Vladimir Kovner

Poetry

30: Love for Places
Bulat Okudzhava
Poems and songs including "Song About Arbat"; "Black Sea".
:: Translation by Lydia Razran Stone and Vladimir Kovner

Poetry

36: The Mouse
Bulat Okudzhava
A poignant autobiographical story of how a writer fell in love with a TV-loving mouse.
:: Translation by Lydia Razran Stone

Humor

42: War and its Aftermath
Bulat Okudzhava
Poems and songs including "Forgive us foot soldiers"; "Somehow I can't believe I really went to war"; "Don't trust in war, young tadpole".
:: Translation by Lydia Razran Stone and Vladimir Kovner

Poetry

48: Genius
Bulat Okudzhava
An autobiographical story about the author's earliest attempt to get his poetry published.
:: Translation by Lydia Razran Stone

Literature

55: The Power of Art
Bulat Okudzhava
Poems and songs including "The Paramount Song"; "Painters don't be timid".
:: Translation by Lydia Razran Stone and Vladimir Kovner

Poetry

60: On Tverskoy Boulevard
Bulat Okudzhava
A run in with a traffic cop gives the author some perspective on the importance of literature.
:: Translation by Lydia Razran Stone

Humor

66: A Great Honor
Bulat Okudzhava
Sometimes unexpected things happen when you are asked to speak and perform in the provinces.
:: Translation by Lydia Razran Stone

Humor

74: The Private Life of Alexander Pushkin
Bulat Okudzhava
A touching autobiographical story of the author's first year as a teacher, far from the glittering lights of the capital.
:: Translation by Natalia Gogolitsyna

Humor

98: The Freedom of the Artist
Bulat Okudzhava
Poems and songs including "Guitar"; "That Lucky Pushkin".
:: Translation by Lydia Razran Stone and Vladimir Kovner

Poetry

106: Irony and its Allies
Bulat Okudzhava
Poems and songs including "The ranks of real humans"; "A brash new Muse I have invented"; "Francois Villon's Prayer"; "Song about and Old, Sick, Tired King"
:: Translation by Lydia Razran Stone and Vladimir Kovner

Poetry

114: A Swedish Spy
Bulat Okudzhava
A trip on the Trans-Siberian leads to a humorous case of mistaken identity.
:: Translation by Lydia Razran Stone

Humor

120: Murderer
Bulat Okudzhava
A trip to Sweden leads to a signal lesson in inter-cultural understanding.
:: Translation by Lydia Razran Stone

Humor

128: Greetings, Your Majesty
Bulat Okudzhava
During another trip to Sweden, the author learns a few things about monarchy.
:: Translation by Lydia Razran Stone

Humor