Thursday, March 26, 2009

Additions and revisions to Translations section

Kornei Chukovsky's Uot Uitmen: Poeziia Gradushchei Demokratii (1919) is now available on the Archive via Editions Printed Outside the U.S.: Russian Editions. Along with the Chukovsky edition, two more contextual/introductory pieces are now available, Stephen Stepanchev's chapter "Whitman in Russia" from Walt Whitman and the World, ed. Gay Wilson Allen and Ed Folsom (Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1995), pp. 300-338, and Irwin Weil's "Memories of Chukovsky, as an Extraordinary Man and as a Poetic Translator," which has been written for the Archive.

I have revised the index page of the Russian Editions to reflect the addition of this new material. I also slightly modified the whitman.js file to omit the space between "U." and "S." that was appearing in the breadcrumbs trail, as well as the <title> on the Editions Printed Outside the U.S. index page for the same reason. In consultation with Ken, I've revised the statement of editorial policy to reflect that we are now making page images of translations available when possible.

Many people have contributed to the work on the Chukovsky edition and the contextual materials, including Nina Shevchuk Murray, Lisa Renfro, Vanessa Steinroetter, and Sarah Synovec.


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