Item Information

Letter from Kornei Chukovskii to Mirra Ginsburg, two pages and envelope
Letter from Kornei Chukovskii to Mirra Ginsburg, two pages and envelope
Letter from Kornei Chukovskii to Mirra Ginsburg, two pages and envelope

Dublin Core

Title

Letter from Kornei Chukovskii to Mirra Ginsburg, two pages and envelope

Description

In his letter to Mirra Ginsburg sent from Peredelkino and dated September 12, 1965, Kornei Chukovskii writes: “My dear friend, I know your name quite well. I have read in your translations Taibele and her Demon, Big and Little, The Fast Gimpel and would not hesitate to rank you as I rank such masters of translation as my beloved Saul Bellow, the translator of Gimpel the Fool. Of course, I understand how excruciating it is to translate Isaac Bashevis Singer but in your translation I can sense an unattainable original. I haven’t finished reading your translation yet but I really liked it. There is not a gram of hack-work, as often happen with American translators (Guerney, Babette Deutsch and others). You are not a craftsman, you are an artist.”

Creator

Chukovskiĭ, K. I. (Korneĭ Ivanovich), 1882-1969
Ginsburg, Mirra

Date

September 12, 1965

Language

rus

Additional Item Metadata

Provenance

Gift of Barbara Frenchi, 2002

MODS

Key Date

1965-09-12

Type of Date

ex

Place of Origin

Peredelkino, Moscow, Russia

Form/Genre

correspondence

Repository Name

nnc-rb

Subrepository

Bakhmeteff Archive of Russian and East European History and Culture

Language of Cataloging

eng

Digital Origin

rd

Collection

Mirra Ginsburg Papers

Citation

Chukovskiĭ, K. I. (Korneĭ Ivanovich), 1882-1969 and Ginsburg, Mirra, “Letter from Kornei Chukovskii to Mirra Ginsburg, two pages and envelope,” Columbia University Libraries Online Exhibitions, accessed June 18, 2024, https://exhibitions.library.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/melting-pot/item/703.

Rare Book & Manuscript Library / Butler Library, 6th Fl. East / 535 West 114th St. / New York, NY 10027 / (212) 854-5153 / rbml@libraries.cul.columia.edu