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Arthur Boyars

Arthur Boyars. Courtesy CubbyMovie.com.

Arthur Boyars (28 May 1925 - 6 August 2017) was an English poet and musicologist, who has also worked as a translator, critic, editor, and publisher.

LifeEdit

Boyars's Poems were published in 1944 by Fortune Press. He started the small magazine Mandrake subtitled 'An Oxford review',[1] in 1946 with John Wain while at Wadham College, Oxford,[2][3] it was published until 1957. He was editor of Oxford Poetry in 1948.[2]

He is known also as a translator of Russian poetry, including that of Yevgeny Yevtushenko.[4]

He became the 2nd husband of Marion Lobbenberg, who founded the publishing firm Marion Boyars Publishing.

PublicationsEdit

PoetryEdit

  • Poems. London: Fortune Press, 1944.
  • Quartet (by Arthur Boyars; Barry Harmer; Claude de Saint-Loup; & Eric Kintisch). London: Hamlet Press, 1949.
  • Arthur Boyars. Oxford, UK: Fantasy Press for the Oxford University Poetry Society, 1953.
  • Dictations Selected Poems 1940 - 2009. Marion Boyars, 2011.[5]

TranslatedEdit

  • Yuli Daniel, Prison poems (translated with David Burg). Chicago: J.P. O'Hara, 1971.
  • Yevgeny Yevtushenko, The Face behind the Face (translated with Simon Franklin). London & Boston : Marion Boyars, 1979; New New York: R. Marek Publishers, 1979.

EditedEdit

  • Oxford Poetry 1948, (edited with Barry Hamer). Oxford: Blackwell, 1948.


Except where noted, bibliographical information courtesy WorldCat.[6]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Ford, Dr. Richard. "One Autograph Letter Signed and one Typed Letter Signed to Michael Fraenkel". Object description. Richard Ford. http://www.richardfordmanuscripts.co.uk/keywords/boyars. Retrieved 12 December 2010. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "History of the Magazine". Oxford Poetry. Magdalen College, Oxford. http://www.oxfordpoetry.co.uk/history.php?contrib=b. Retrieved 12 December 2010. 
  3. Empson, William; Haffenden, John (2006). Selected letters of William Empson. Oxford University Press. p. 276. ISBN 978-0-19-928684-3. http://books.google.com/books?id=-zkvr7oUbckC&pg=PA276. Retrieved 12 December 2010. 
  4. "The Solitary Walker: The Day I Met Yevgeny Yevtushenko". Blogger. http://solitary-walker.blogspot.com/2010/04/day-i-met-yevgeny-yevtushenko.html. Retrieved 12 December 2010. 
  5. Dictations Selected Poems 1940 - 2009 (paperback), Amazon.co.uk, Web, July 13, 2012.
  6. Search results=Arthur Boyars, WorldCat, Web, July 13, 2012.

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