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Russian: Pushkin, Baratynsky; quotes in Eng sought
Thread poster: Akoma
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Jun 2, 2006

Your help will be greatly appreciated if someone can provide me with published literary translations of the following lines:

Pushkin, 19th October, 1825:
"Служенье муз не терпит суеты,
прекрасное должно быть величаво"
(19th October, 1825 is the date when the verse was written; usually it also serves as the tentative title. The quoted lines open the 13th stanza of the verse.)

Baratynsky, The Muse:
"Ее лица необщим выраженьем"
(This is the 9th line of this short verse.)

This is a tall order, I know, but just in case there are some Pushkin and/or Baratynsky fans here who have their tomes in the home library... Thanks a lot!

P.S. Here is the Pushkin's verse complete:
http://www.litera.ru:8080/stixiya/authors/pushkin/ronyaet-les-bagryanyj.html

[Edited at 2006-06-03 08:16]


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Baratynsky Jun 2, 2006

http://www.poetryloverspage.com/yevgeny/baratynsky/muse.html

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Stephen Rifkind  Identity Verified
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No Success Jun 3, 2006

I tried the book "Pushkin Threefold" by Walter Arndt, E.P.Dutton & co., 1972 SBN 052518652-2. It is a book with the original Pushkin, a prose translation, and metric translation. I was unable to identify the poem you mentioned.

Maybe you can see it there.

Yours truly,

Stephen Rifkind


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Akoma
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"Pushkin Threefold" Jun 3, 2006

Thanks a lot! Maybe the poem simply isn't there.

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poetryloverspage.com Jun 3, 2006

большое спасибо!

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