Peter France is Professor Emeritus of French at the University of Edinburgh. He has published widely on French and Russian literature and is editor of the Oxford Guide to Literature in English Translation and the Oxford History of Literary Translation in English.
Many of his translations of the Russian and Chuvash poet, Aygi, are published in the three volumes, Selected Poems, 1954-1994 (Angel Books, 1997), Salute – to Singing (Zephyr Books, 2002), and Child-and-Rose (New Directions, 2003).
Currently continuing to translate Russian poetry, in particular Evgeny Baratynsky and Osip Mandelstam.
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