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The Complete Poetical Works of Yesenin

4.3 of 5 stars 4.30  ·  rating details  ·  2,707 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Collected Poems of Sergey Yesenin in English preserves the rhyme and rhythm of the Russian genius contains all his poetry.
Hardcover, 370 pages
Published January 1st 2009 by Floridian Publisher (first published 1961)
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Gregorio Ames
Visceral poetry. Brings to mind Keats. The translations mostly hover in the fair-to-midland range, (trans. by Gregory Brengauz), ie, readable, but only really heart wrenching if you've got enough Russian to supplement with reading the originals along with it. It's my new translation project.
Each time I read this poem I can't stop myself from crying. It's the most beautiful and the saddest song ever...I can literally feel my heart breaking when I read it...

The Bitch

In the morning the bitch whelped
Seven reddish-brown puppies,
In the rye barn where a row
Of bast mats gleamed like gold.
Licking their pelts smooth,
And underneath her, the snow
Melted out in the heat.

But at dusk, when the hens
Were roosting on the perch,
There came the grim-faced master
Who stuffed the pups in a sack.

The bitch b
The absolute peak of turn of the century poetry, yet so far removed from its meaning when translated to English. Please, learn Russian so you can read his works.
Jef Ezra
Elveda dostum,
Ölmek yeni bir şey değildir bu dünyada,
Ama yaşamak da yeni bir şey olmasa gerek.
Ivona Svetaljski
In this life there's nothing new in dying, but nor of course is living any newer.
Какая ночь! Я не могу...
Не спится мне. Такая лунность!
Еще как будто берегу
В душе утраченную юность.
Что отлюбили мы давно,
Ты — не меня, а я — другую,
И нам обоим все равно
Играть в любовь недорогую.
Gregory Brengauz
Apr 07, 2008 Gregory Brengauz rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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This is a unique in the history of English literature translation of all poetical works of a Russian poet preserving his rhithms and rhymes. But Sergey Yesenin, the romantic soul of Russia, poet-genius, deserves this more than anybody else. One could learn from this book what is the real great poetry.
Nurana Axundzada
sən ölməli oğul döördün, brat :(
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Sergei Yesenin was born in Konstantinovo in the Ryazan Province (Губерния, Gubernia) of the Russian Empire to a peasant family. He spent most of his childhood in his grandparents' home. He began to write poetry at the age of nine.

In 1912, he moved to Moscow where he supported himself working as a proofreader in a printing company. The following year he enrolled in Moscow State University as an ext
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