Walter Whipple


Walter Whipple

Walter Whipple (born 1944) is an Associate Teaching Professor of Polish in the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages of Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah. For a time Whipple served as the president of the Poland Warsaw Mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). [http://www.cesnur.org/2005/pope_lds.htm]

Whipple is the author of numerous English translations of Polish poems, including works of Wisława Szymborska, Juliusz Słowacki, Cyprian Kamil Norwid, Bolesław Prus, Jan Brzechwa, Julian Tuwim and Kazimierz Tetmajer.

As a young man Whipple served as a Mormon missionary in Switzerland. He earned bachelor's and master's degrees from BYU and his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California. He was for a time a professor of music at Rockford College.

Whipple is a professional cellist and organist. He has served as a member of the General Church Music Committee of the LDS Church.

ee also

* Polish literature

Notes

References

*"Church News" February 3, 1990; June 24, 1995

External links

* [http://www.byu.edu/ Official website of Brigham Young University]
* [http://germslav.byu.edu/ Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages of BYU]
* [http://home.nycap.rr.com/polishlit/ Polish Literature in English Translation]

Translations available on-line

* Juliusz Słowacki (1809–1849)
** " [http://www.mission.net/poland/warsaw/literature/poems/meyzner.htm The Funeral of Captain Meyzner] "
** " [http://www.mission.net/poland/warsaw/literature/poems/testamen.htm My Testament] "
** " [http://www.mission.net/poland/warsaw/literature/poems/napolean.htm On Transporting Napolean’s Ashes] "
** " [http://www.mission.net/poland/warsaw/literature/poems/reassura.htm Reassurance] "
** " [http://www.mission.net/poland/warsaw/literature/poems/separati.htm Separation] "
** " [http://www.mission.net/poland/warsaw/literature/poems/sowinski.htm Sowinski in the Trenches of Wola] "
* Cyprian Kamil Norwid (1821–1883)
** " [http://www.mission.net/poland/warsaw/literature/poems/larva.htm The Larva] "
** " [http://www.mission.net/poland/warsaw/literature/poems/tongue.htm Mother Tongue] (Język ojczysty)"
** " [http://www.mission.net/poland/warsaw/literature/poems/mysong.htm My Song] "
** " [http://www.mission.net/poland/warsaw/literature/poems/citizen.htm To Citizen John Brown] (Do obywatela Johna Brown)"
** " [http://www.mission.net/poland/warsaw/literature/poems/socrates.htm What Did You Do to Athens, Socrates?] (Coś ty Atenom zrobił Sokratesie...)"
* Bolesław Prus (1847–1912)
** " [http://www.mission.net/poland/warsaw/literature/poems/krasicki.htm Le Tombeau de Krasicki] "
** " [http://www.mission.net/poland/warsaw/literature/poems/locust.htm The Silver Locust] "
** " [http://www.mission.net/poland/warsaw/literature/poems/picture.htm Some of the Picture] "
* Kazimierz Tetmajer (1865–1940)
** " [http://www.mission.net/poland/warsaw/literature/poems/cradle.htm A Cradle Wind] "
* Julian Tuwim (1894–1953)
** " [http://www.mission.net/poland/warsaw/literature/poems/locomoti.htm The Locomotive] (Lokomotywa)"
* Konstanty Ildefons Gałczyński (1905–1953)
** " [http://www.mission.net/poland/warsaw/literature/poems/westerpl.htm A Song of the Soldiers of Westerplatte] (Pieśń o żołnierzach z Westerplatte)"
* Wisława Szymborska (b. 1923)
** " [http://www.mission.net/poland/warsaw/literature/poems/cat.htm A Cat in an Empty Apartment] (Kot w pustym mieszkaniu)"
** " [http://www.mission.net/poland/warsaw/literature/poems/epoch.htm Children of an Epoch] "
** " [http://www.mission.net/poland/warsaw/literature/poems/circus.htm Circus Animals] "
** " [http://www.mission.net/poland/warsaw/literature/poems/consciou.htm Consciousness] "
** " [http://www.mission.net/poland/warsaw/literature/poems/endbegin.htm The End and the Beginning] "
** " [http://www.mission.net/poland/warsaw/literature/poems/korea.htm From Korea] (Z Korei)"
** " [http://www.mission.net/poland/warsaw/literature/poems/hatred.htm Hatred] (Nienawiść)"
** " [http://www.mission.net/poland/warsaw/literature/poems/fortunat.htm It’s Most Fortunate] (Wielkie to szczęście)"
** " [http://www.mission.net/poland/warsaw/literature/poems/laborato.htm The Laboratory] "
** " [http://www.mission.net/poland/warsaw/literature/poems/lovesigh.htm Love at First Sight] (Miłość od pierwszego wejrzenia)"
** " [http://www.mission.net/poland/warsaw/literature/poems/may16.htm May 16, 1973] "
** " [http://www.mission.net/poland/warsaw/literature/poems/gift.htm Nothing’s a Gift] "
** " [http://www.mission.net/poland/warsaw/literature/poems/seance.htm The Seance] "
** " [http://www.mission.net/poland/warsaw/literature/poems/movies.htm The Silent Movies] "
** " [http://www.mission.net/poland/warsaw/literature/poems/sky.htm The Sky] "
** " [http://www.mission.net/poland/warsaw/literature/poems/somepeop.htm Some People Like Poetry] (Niektórzy lubią poezję)"


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