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Korneĭ Chukovskiĭ. [The Anarchist Poet Walt Whitman]. St Petersburg: Biuro Publishing House, [1915?]
The Anarchist Poet Walt Whitman was an early work by the Russian literary critic, linguist, translator and poet Korneĭ Chukovskiĭ (1882-1969). Walt Whitman was one of his favourite poets, and this book contains translations of some Whitman poems and a review of his work in Russian. Chukovskii was very popular in Russia as an author of poetry for children.
Walt Whitman. Feuilles d'Herbe. Translated by Léon Bazalgette. Paris: Mercure de France, 1909. Two volumes, Vol. 1 displayed.
This is the first volume of two of a translation of Leaves of Grass into French by Léon Bazalgette (1873-1928).
Bazalgette was the first French biographer of Whitman, writing L’Homme et Son Oeuvre in 1908. This biography was influential in establishing Whitman’s following in continental Europe, and was translated into English as Walt Whitman: The Man and His Work in 1920.
Walt Whitman. Grashalme: Eine Auswahl. Translated by Karl Federn. Minden: J.C.C. Brun, 1904.
Leaves of Grass was first translated into German by the poet Ferdinand Freiligrath (1810-1876), a friend of Karl Marx. Whitman has had many German admirers since, including the playwright, author and translator Johannes Schlaf (1862-1941).
The displayed book is an early 20th century translation by Karl Federn (1868-1942).