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CollectionsYour library (698), Currently reading (3), To read (20), All collections (698)

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Tags20th century (305), fiction (247), poetry (181), Slovene (164), U.S. (129), gay (95), s.t.r. (86), Russian (84), 21st century (84), 19th century (81) — see all tags

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About meI am a translator (from Slovene and Russian to English), originally from Baltimore, Maryland. My interests include contemporary art, classical Greece, Russian literature, Central and Eastern Europe, translation. I have a particular interest in the 19th-century Russian poet Evgeny Baratynsky (pictured), and am preparing a translation of his poetry.

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 Afanasievich Bulgakov, Anton Chekhov, Nikolai Gogol, Alan Hollinghurst, Edvard Kocbek, Marianne Moore, Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin (Shared favorites)

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Real nameRawley

LocationLjubljana, Slovenia

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Member sinceApr 1, 2007

Currently readingThe Mysteries of Pittsburgh by Michael Chabon
The Aeneid by Virgil
White Teeth by Zadie Smith

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Don't you think the poetry and Brodsky is enough? :)
Just kidding.

I just like to meet and communicate with people that share the same keen interest for poetry as me!

That's all!

Peycho Kanev
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