Victor Sklyarov

Victor Sklyarov
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The English language has been my love since school. I was fascinated by the diversity of meanings that may be implied in one phrase. I discovered it reading Translator’s Notebooks – a brilliant periodical with poetry and prose translations criticism. School was quite a chore to me and instead of making lessons I read books only slightly related to subjects studied: Dostoyevskiy, Shakespeare (in Russian translation – it was next to impossible to find his works in English at that time) , books on theory of relativity, history, etc. And, of course, I wrote poems in Russian. Later I burnt them all. Once I rhymed my composition. It was then that I made my first translation – Hamlet’s soliloquy. ... more »

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Mature Love

To hear, to see,
To smell, to feel,
To taste, vibrating
With all sense organs rating
Love, most unreal,
It is ideal.

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