Add to favorite
 

   

 Agniya Barto


Born:   February 17 (O.S. February 4) 1906
Deceased:   April 1, 1981

Childrens writer, poetess, script writer.

      

Agniya L’vovna Barto (Getel Leybovna Volova) was born into the family of a doctor in Moscow on February, 4th, 1906. The girl got her elementary education with private tutors at home, and then entered a grammar school, and also attended a choreographic school. This is when she started writing poems also.

Agniya Barto had her first verses published in 1925. Most of her poems were intended for children. The poetess believed that her writings would help to bring up honest, highly cultured, and patriotic citizens. Her next published books of poetry were “Brothers” (1928), and “Boy other way round” (1934). They were followed with “Toys” two years later, and then “Bullfinch” in 1939.

When the Great Patriotic War started, the poetess shifted to poems on military themes. After the end of the war Agniya traveled, including Bulgaria, England, and Japan. After publication of other poetry books, namely “First-grader” and “Cheerful verses” Agniya Barto wrote several film scripts, among them the famous The Foundling (1939) (co-authored with Rina Zelyonaya), and Looking for a Man (1973). Among Barto’s other works there are books Looking for a Man” and “Notes of a Children's Poet”.

 


Tags: Russian cinema Russian writers Russian poets Russian literature  








Comment on our site


RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

search on the map
TAGS:
Leo Tolstoy  Russian Film Distribution  Festivals  Contemporary Writers  Historical Background  Russian oil companies  Russian regions  Russian Avant-Garde  Orthodox Church  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Semikarakorsk  St. Petersburg  Volgograd Region  E.coli  Tolstoy Weekend Festival  Russian tourism  Lipetsk   Nature Reserves  Vladivostok airport  Festivals in Moscow  extreme tourism in Russia  dance  Gazprom  Exhibitions in Moscow  Innovations  Book Tickets for Ballet  Bogdinsko-Baskunchaksky Reserve  Russia-Iraq  Altai State University  corruption in Russia  Alyosha Popovich  Moscow  Food Show Christmas  travel to Russia  lapty  Russian Culture Festival  Art Group Voina  Historical Exhibitions  Russian Cinema  Russian scientists  Russian airlines  ROSCOSMOS  freedoms in Russia  Inca  Hermitage  Cars  Concerts in St. Petersburg  Architecture  Russian business  Nadezhda Savchenko 


Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites