Valentine’s Day Prequel
February 13, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Love is the theme of the day! And also the theme of 19th-century European lyric poetry resulting in the Golden Age of Russian poets. Join Anatoly Liberman as he reads from great authors who have been rarely or never translated into English. Modeled on John Gielgud’s one-man show, The Ages of Man, the reading features the progress of love from its timid beginning, through its pangs of jealousy — a sweet remembrance of former joys and love after death. Bring your Valentine!
What: Valentine’s Day Prequel
Who: Anatoly Liberman: “A Russian in Love: An Afternoon of Romantic Russian Poetry”
When: Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Walter Library, Arthur Upson Room
About Anatoly Liberman
Anatoly Liberman is a professor in the Department of German, Scandinavian and Dutch at the University of Minnesota. His main research and teaching areas are the history of the Germanic languages, English etymology, myths, and folklore. He is the author of more than 600 publications, 16 of them books, and has been the recipient of numerous prestigious awards.
A native of St. Petersburg, Liberman, bilingual and bicultural, has also made a name for himself as a translator of the Golden Age of Russian poetry into English and of Shakespeare’s sonnets into Russian.