@Rhymes from Russia


Featuring the great poets of the 60-ties
such as Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Andrey Voznesensky, Vladimir Vysotsky and Bulat Okudzhava
over 200 translations all in all
First ever published in English
Translated from the Russian by  Alec Vagapov
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now available in book form. Order by me-mail:

you will also find : 
YevgenyYevtushenko's  famous biographical poem called "Zima Station"  

        Which of contemporary writers 
        is most acute and up-to-date?
        Perhaps, as a judge I am not righteous, 
        - it's Shakespeare, I estimate. 
        And, like a wave, the theme of Hamlet
        dashes upon one's temples now 
        that fools and men of perfect talent 
        are puzzled and confused, somehow.
        And wringing their hands but slowly 
        to sounds of jet whistle and drone
        trying to catch a train or trolley 
        crowds of Hamlets are on the run.
        The voice of actors drown humbly 
        in roaring storms and trouble sea
        when the whole world to-day, like Hamlet, 
        decides: "To be or not to be". 
                                                                          Yevgeny Yyevtushenko


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