The Scarlet Fever

The Unlikely Connections Series: Irina Mashinski - Poet, Writer, and Cardinal Points Editor.

Event Venue:

Russian Bookstore No. 21

Event Date:

May 19, 2011

The Scarlet Fever: Marina Tsvetaeva and Henry Parland

Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 7:00 PM

Henry Parland, the Swedish poet and novelist of Russian-English-Baltic descent who became one of the founders of modernism in the 1920s Finland. He never set foot in Sweden and never fully mastered the language in which he wrote. Parland died in Vilnus in 1930, at the age of 22. Parland's biography is strangely intertwined with the tragic life of one of the greatest Russian poets of the century, her family, and her circle.

"Every house is a strange house, and every temple is empty - to me" Tsvetaeva

"It doesn't matter where I go, I'm always a stranger" Parland

Cardinal Points is a bilingual journal published in the US. It features translations from great Russian masters of the 20th century, including Andrei Platonov, Vassily Grossman, Anna Akhmatova, Varlam Shalamov, and Marina Tsvetaeva. Cardinal Points Journal is dedicated to destalinization of the air.

Russian American Cultural Center is a Committee member for the 2011 Gumilyov Translation Contest and Compass Award