The "Select Translations from Russian Poetry. Prayer" by Lucia Victoria Leone is a bilingual custom-made edition of refined, heartfelt, and simply beautiful poetry pieces from early nineteenth century through the first half of the twentieth century. The book is thoughtfully and artfully designed, and presents the original Russian poetry by various authors along with Victoria's professional literary English translations.
Each author's page is characterized by a sketch or illustration that adds another layer of depth to their poetry as these visual "hints" and images relate to their poems, essays, artwork, and biographies that are well worth studying for those who become interested in doing their own research. This edition will be of great value to all ardent poetry lovers.
At the end of the book, Victoria offers her own "Prayer", a spiritual, philosophical poem and a befitting, original finale for this uplifting collection of poetry translations.