Singable and “Obolenskian” Approaches to Translating the Songs of Vladimir Vysotsky

Timothy D. Sergay

Abstract


Accounts of the problems, strategies, and solutions in translating the two Soviet-era Russian songs which accompany this article.

Keywords


Russian literature; Russian Poetry; Soviet song; metrical translation; Vadim Astrakhan; Pesnia o Druge; Spasite Nashi Dushi; Obolensky, Prince Dimitri; singable translations; verse translation; otsebiátina

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