Saturday, February 2, 2008

Russia Zhukovsky PCBCS

Russia PCBCS (Post Cards Bearing Commemorative Stamp)
Name: The 225th birth anniversary of V.A. Zhukovsky (1783-1852). a poet, translator
Issue date: 2008 January 16th

Vasily Andreyevich Zhukovsky (b. 29 January 1783, Mishenskoe, near Tula Oblast, Russia - d. April 1852, Baden-Baden, Germany) was the foremost Russian poet of the 1810s.

He is credited with introducing the Romantic Movement to Russian literature. The main body of his literary output consists of free translations covering an impressively wide range of poets from Ferdowsi to Schiller. Quite a few of his translations proved to be more competently-written and enduring works than their originals. More...

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