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“Barbaric Yawp” in Russian

Authors: Andrey Azov
Moskóvskiy Gosudárstvennyy Universitét
Keywords: comparative literature translation studies Walt Whitman “Song of Myself ” Russian literature
Year of publication:2013
Page range:5 (321-325)


The essay traces the history of Kornei Chukovsky’s translation of Whitman’s “yawp” into Russian, points out the oddities of the translation and suggests a tentative explanation of Chukovsky’s word choice. It also examines the “yawp” in the Russian translation of the film Dead Poets Society.
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