March 01, 2012

Kornei Chukovsky



It is difficult to imagine anyone in Russia (or, as far as the older generation is concerned, the entire territory of the former Soviet Union) who does not know who Kornei Chukovsky is. We all grew up with his immortal lines – so rich in rhyme and alliteration, that, alas, lose much in translation:

Одеяло убежало, улетела простыня, и подушка, как лягушка ускакала от меня.

The blanket ran away, the bed sheet flew away, and like a frog the pillow hopped away from me.


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