Celebrating Pushkin’s birthday

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Unquestionably Russia’s greatest poet, Pushkin has always defied good translation. An understandable desire to be faithful to his form and metre has too often resulted in near-doggerel. One example may suffice:

http://www.poetryloverspage.com/poets/pushkin/i_loved_you.html

This being the case, Ian Mac Eochagáin shows commendable bravery in organising this event. I think he may surprise us.

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