James Hogg Servant Of Muse Signed Lalic Russell 1981
James Hogg(Peter Russell) THE SERVANT OF THE MUSE A GARLAND FOR PETER RUSSEL ON HIS SIXTIETH BIRTHDAY POETIC DRAMA & POETIC THEORY Salzburg University, Salzburg , 1981. First edition. Paperback, excellent condition. Size: 20,7 x 14,7 cm. Pp. VII, 224. Contributors include Richard Burns, Edward Lowbury, Ian Fletcher, John Heath-Stubbs. The copy is inscribed by Peter Russel to Serbian poet Ivan V. Lalic: ‘’For Ivan V. Lalic / who deserves a hundred analyses as good as this one on p. 54 / Peter Russel / Beograd / 1989.’’. For condition, see photos/scans.
Irwin Peter Russell (16 September 1921 – 22 January 2003) was a British poet, translator and critic. He spent the first half of his life—apart from war service—based in Kent and London, being the proprietor of a series of bookshops, editing the influential literary magazine Nine and being part of the literary scene. During World War II he served in the Royal Artillery as an intelligence officer in India and Burma, he left the army with the rank of major. After the war, he studied English at Queen Mary College, London. He left without taking a degree. Russell translated varied works from several European languages, he also worked in Persian and Arabic; he was the first English translator of Osip Mandelstam.
Ivan V. Lalic (1931 – 1996) was one of the most significant Serbian poets writing after World War II with a reputation as one of the finest European poets of his time. Also one of the leading poets of contemporary neosymbolism poetry in Serbia. He had also been writing essays and literary critics and versifying English and French poetry into Serbian language. Lalic edited few antologies of poetry. He was sincerly appreciated among colleague poets of his time all over the world as it can be seen in many inscriptions wrote to him on books he received as sign of respect and appreciation.