Balmont, Konstantin Dmitrievich, 1867-1942

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Konstantin Dmitrievich Balmont [Константин Дмитриевич Бальмонт] was a Russian symbolist poet and translator, a major figure of the Silver Age of Russian poetry. Despite his early participation in student demonstrations and writing of revolutionary poetry for which in 1901 he had been banned from living in the University cities for three years, he grew disappointed with the October Revolution and in 1920 left Russia for good and settled in France.

Lydia [Lilly] Noble (1884-1929) was a poet and translator born into the family of a prominent British journalist Edmund Noble (1853-1937) and his Russian-born wife Lydia Lvovna Pimenoff-Noble [Лидия Львовна Пименова-Нобль] (1865-1934). She was born in Russia, but raised together with her younger sister Beatrice Noble (1886-?) in Malden, Massachusetts after the family moved to the United States where her father worked as a correspondent of the Boston Herald . Konstantin Balmont became a friend of the family, particularly, Lydia Lvovna Pimenoff-Noble and Lydia Noble. Lydia Noble translated poems and articles of Balmont into English. She was also a poet and essayist in her own right, and some of her poems were translated into Russian by Konstantin Balmont.

From the guide to the Konstantin Balmont correspondence with the Noble family, 1925-1943., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

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associatedWith Balmont, Mirra Konstantinovna. person
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correspondedWith Downes. Olin, 1886-1955 person
correspondedWith Edmund Noble person
correspondedWith Ehrenfried Güenther von Hünefeld person
correspondedWith Hünefeld, E. G. (Ehrenfried Günther), Freiherr von, 1892-1929 person
correspondedWith Ivan Sergeevich Shmelev person
correspondedWith Jenkins, Thornton P. person
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correspondedWith Noble, Lydia, 1884-1929 person
correspondedWith Noble, Lydia Lvovna Pimenoff, 1864-1934 person
correspondedWith Olin Downes person
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correspondedWith Woods, Kat Tannat, 1838-1910 person
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Birth 1867

Death 1942

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