Berlin: Slovo, 1921. Octavo (19 × 12.5 cm). Original cloth with paper-covered boards; 209,  pp. With a facsimile introduction by the author. Very good.
A collection of Russian translations by the Silver Age and Symbolist poet Konstantin Bal'mont (1867-1942), who became famous for his highly experimental, sonorous and musical verse from the 1890s onward.. The book includes a selection of works by various European and American authors, such as Goethe, Tennyson, Poe, Shelley, Baudelaire, Walt Whitman, and others. Bal'mont was one of the best known poets of the first generation of Russian Symbolists. Initially struggling to publish his own work, he turned to translation. He was a prolific writer and translator, besides being a brilliant linguist who traveled widely, particularly after the Czar exiled him from St Petersburg in 1901 for a controversial poem, "Little Sultan". Bal'mont emigrated from Russia permanently in 1920 and settled in Paris, where he continued his literary activities.
Book ID: P003853