Arthur Boyars

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Arthur Boyars (born 1925) is a British poet and musicologist, who is also a translator and critic, literary editor and publisher.

His Poems were published in 1944 by Fortune Press. He started the small magazine Mandrake in 1946 with John Wain while at Wadham College, Oxford,[1][2] subtitled the 'An Oxford Review';[3] it was published until 1957. He was editor of Oxford Poetry in 1948.[1] He is known also as a translator of Russian poetry. He became the second husband of Marion Lobbenberg, who formed a partnership with John Calder in the publishing house Calder & Boyars. His name is associated with the Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko.[4]


  • (ed. with Barry Hamer), Oxford Poetry 1948, Oxford: Blackwell, 1948
  • (trans. with David Burg) Yuli Daniel, Prison poems, 1971
  • (trans. with Simon Franklin) Yevgeny Yevtushenko, The Face behind the Face, 1979


  1. ^ a b "History of the Magazine". Oxford Poetry. Magdalen College, Oxford. Retrieved 12 December 2010. 
  2. ^ Empson, William; Haffenden, John (2006). Selected letters of William Empson. Oxford University Press. p. 276. ISBN 978-0-19-928684-3. Retrieved 12 December 2010. 
  3. ^ Ford, Dr. Richard. "One Autograph Letter Signed and one Typed Letter Signed to Michael Fraenkel". Object description. Richard Ford. Retrieved 12 December 2010. 
  4. ^ "The Solitary Walker: The Day I Met Yevgeny Yevtushenko". Blogger. Retrieved 12 December 2010. 

Add to Arthur Boyars's publications: Dictations: Selected Poems 1940 - 2009. The Philidor Company:Lexington. 2011

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