Lozinskii, Mikhail Leonidovich

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Lozinskii, Mikhail Leonidovich


Born July 8 (20), 1886, in St. Petersburg; died Feb. 1, 1955, in Leningrad. Soviet Russian poet. Translator.

Lozinskii was first published as a poet (the collection Mountain Spring, 1916). After the October Revolution of 1917 he turned to translation, both of Western European classics (Shakespeare, Cervantes, Molière, Corneille, Lope de Vega, and Rolland) and of the literature of the peoples of the USSR (Firdausi, Saiat-Nova, and N. Baratashvili). Lozinskii’s major work is the translation of Dante’s Divine Comedy (1939–45; State Prize of the USSR, 1946). He was awarded the Order of the Badge of Honor and several medals.


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