Add to favorite
 

   

 Sasha Chorny


Born:   13 October 1880 N.S
Deceased:   5 July 1932

Poet, satirist and children's writer

      

‘Sasha Chorny’ (‘Sasha the Black’) was the penname of the early 20th century poet Aleksandr Glukberg. He was born into a family of a pharmacist in Odessa; after he ran away from his parents he lived at his aunt’s in Petersburg and then in his adoptive family in Zhitomir; in 1902-1905 he served at the customs. Later he moved to St. Petersburg. His sarcastic though not devoid of tenderness poems published in “Satirikon” journal in 1908 immediately gained him popularity and undoubtedly had their impact on early Vladimir Mayakovsky. At the insistence of Korney Chukovsky Sasha Chorny wrote 25 verses for children.

In 1914-1917, during World War I, Sasha served as a private in a field hospital. After the October revolution, in 1920 he immigrated to Vilnius (Lithuania), and then moved to Berlin and later to Paris. As an émigré he contributed for Russian journals, was now a publisher and now a tutor of Leonid Andreyev’s children, and went on writing. In emigration he wrote a poem under the title Who lives well in emigration (Komu v emigratsii zhit khorosho) (1931-1932) (alluding to Nikolay Nekrasov’s poem Who lives well in Russia?), and prosaic Soldiers' tales (Soldatskie skazki) (1933). He died because of his overstressed heart when helping to put down fire in Provence.

The poet was buried at Le Lavandou Cemetery; his grave was lost after military actions that affected department Var, where it was located.

The summit of posthumous recognition of Sasha Chorny’s talent was composing of music by Dmitry Shostakovich to a cycle of the poet’s verses.


Tags: Sasha Chorny Russian literature Russian poets Russian writers  




comments powered by Disqus




Comment on our site


RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

Russian Parliament in Action

search on the map
TAGS:
Great Patriotic War  Concerts in St. Petersburg  fashion weeks  Exhibitions in Moscow  Russian Nature  Sokolniki  Hermitage Capital  oil spills  Russian Cinema Week  Censorship  Pavel Scherbov Memorial Estate  Russian business  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Sochi 2014  Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area  Russian Rock Music  Painting  Mikhail Sholokhov  Leonid Andreyev  ice hockey  Film Distribution  Tbilisi  Archeology  Olympic Tourism  Unified Space System  Russian Literature  Russian tourism  Russian history  oil  HIV  Dmitry Levitzky  Bolshoi Theatre  Arkhangelsk  The Romanov Family  Mikhail Baryshnikov  Russian Cinema  Moscow State University  Central Bank  Decembrists  Magazines in Russia  Rusisan business  Russian scientists  Moscow  Flights to the Mars  Vandalism  Toilets  tourism  Borodino Battle  Concerts in Moscow  Russian education 


Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites