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“Barbaric Yawp” in Russian
“Barbaric Yawp” in Russian

Author(s): Andrey Azov
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Comparative Study of Literature, Russian Literature, Translation Studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Szczecińskiego
Keywords: comparative literature; translation studies; Walt Whitman; “Song of Myself;” Russian literature

Summary/Abstract: The essay traces the history of Kornei Chukovsky’s translation of Whitman’s “yawp” into Russian, points out the oddities of the translation and suggests a tentative explanation of Chukovsky’s word choice. It also examines the “yawp” in the Russian translation of the film Dead Poets Society.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 321-325
  • Page Count: 5
  • Language: English