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Part I

Vol. 55 no. 3: Winter 2021–22

The Mental Travellers: On Blake’s Reception by Nikolai Gumilyov

  • Vera Serdechnaia
14 December 2021
14 Dec. 2021


William Blake drew the attention of the influential Russian poet and literary critic Nikolai Gumilyov (1886–​1921). Gumilyov was the first to translate “The Mental Traveller” into another language, in the period from 1918 to 1921, and his late poetry contains many traces of Blakean influence.