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Member: rolig

CollectionsMy Translations (20), Your library (752), Currently reading (5), E-books (16), Wishlist (5), To read (20), All collections (757)

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Tags20th century (322), fiction (267), poetry (200), Slovene (175), U.S. (138), 21st century (99), gay (98), 19th century (92), Russian (92), s.t.r. (86) — see all tags

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About meI am a translator (from Slovene and Russian to English), originally from Baltimore, Maryland. My recent translations include Yevgeny Baratynsky, A Science Not for the Earth: Selected Poems and Letters (Ugly Duckling Presse), and Gabriela Babnik, Dry Season (Istros Books). Other interests include contemporary art, classical Greece, Russian literature, European history, and Central and Eastern Europe.

Some favorite quotations:
It could be a good day; it needs to be treated carefully.
- Michael Cunningham, The Hours.

You will find no comfort here,
In the kingdom of bang and blab.
- Theodore Roethke, "The Lost Son: I. The Flight"

To know only one thing well is to have a barbaric mind: civilization implies the graceful relation of all varieties of experience to a central humane system of thought.
– Robert Graves, The White Goddess

About my libraryRussian literature (esp. Pushkin period and "Silver Age" poets); Slovene writing; poetry; 19th and 20th century "classic" fiction; art; art history; Ancient Greece; European history; gay fiction and poetry; gay history; philosophy; Zen Buddhism.

GroupsFans of Russian authors, Gay Men, GLBT History, In Translation, poetry in translation, Russian books and language, Slovenian LibraryThingers, The Chapel of the Abyss, The City and the Book, translators read tooshow all groups

Favorite authorsAnna Akhmatova, Evgeny Baratynsky, Elizabeth Bishop, Mikhail Bulgakov, Anton Chekhov, Jure Detela, Nikolai Gogol, Alan Hollinghurst, Edvard Kocbek, Marianne Moore, Alexander Pushkin, Theodore Roethke (Shared favorites)

Real nameRawley Grau

LocationLjubljana, Slovenia

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceApr 1, 2007

Currently readingThe Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas Merton
Panorama : pripoved o poteku dogodkov by Dušan Šarotar
A Science Not for the Earth: Selected Poems and Letters by Yevgeny Baratynsky
The Inheritance of Rome: A History of Europe from 400 to 1000 by Chris Wickahm
Gradim gradove by Milan Šelj

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