Baltrushaitis Jurgis Kazimirovich (Yuri Kazimirovich)( poet and translator)
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Biography Baltrushaitis Jurgis Kazimirovich (Yuri Kazimirovich)
Poet and translator, who belongs to the Moscow School of Symbolists. Born in 1873 in Kovno province, in the Lithuanian peasant family, and after long and hard years of life struggles in 1903, graduated from a course of physical and mathematical faculty of Moscow University (the natural separation). B. translated several dramas Hauptmann, D'Annunzio, Zuderman, Ibsen, and in published under the editorship of SA. Vengerov's collected works included a translation of Byron's "Bronze Age" and "Visions of the Court". B. The original poems, placed in periodicals (Journal for all "," Russian Thought ", Moscow's Almanac" Northern Flowers "," Libra "and others), drew the attention of critics. They marked a significant influence of his more talented colleagues, Balmont and Bryusov, but subordinate to modernism B. not go to extremes. The main motifs of his poetry - the mystical and pantheistic, and his favorite tunes imbued with thoughtfulness and sadness. Poems B. collected in the book: "Ground level" (Moscow, 1911).