Add to favorite


 Osip Mandelstam

Born:   January 15 [O.S. January 3], 1891
Deceased:   1891 December 27, 1938

Russian Poet


His first poetic experiments in populist style date back to the 1906, whereas his systematic work on poetry started in 1908, and the first publication appeared in 1910. Osip Emilyevich Mandelstam started as a representative of acmeism and belonged to the Guild of Poets initiated by Nikolai Gumilyov. His poetry is rich in cultural and historical images and motives and marked with detailed substantial perception of the world and tragic feeling of culture dying.

In May 1934 he was arrested for his poem My zhivyom pod soboyu ne chuya strany ("We live not feeling a land beneath us," 1934), an epigram on Stalin, and was exiled to the Urals.

In May 1938 he was arrested again “for counter-revolutionary activity” and was sent to Kolyma. The poet died in a transit prison camp, in a condition close to madness. According to the official report, the death was caused by cardioplegia. His name was banned in the USSR for about twenty years.

Tags: Osip Mandelstam Russian poets Russian literature   

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

Flowers Delivery

search on the map
accommodation in Russia  Russian cuisine  Russia in space  Russian tourism  Russian Railways  Archeology  Exhibitions in Moscow  Russian Postmodernism  Dzhokhar Tsarnaev  criminality  Painters  Vladimir Zeldin  Kira Plastinina  Jazz  Uralkali  Russian Actresses  Nadezhda Voytinskaya  Detectives  State Literary Museum  Konstantin Khabensky  business  bus tickets Russia FIFA  St. Petersburg  Kemerovo Region  Andrey Bartenev  Mikael Tariverdiev Organ Competition  Russian Cinema  Russian society  Volcanoes of Kamchatka  Moscow  Voronezh   Gelendzhik  Alexander Lebedev  aircraft  Russian history  Vladimir Baranov-Rossine  Smoking in Russia  Photography  Russian Literature  Siberian Institute of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry  airport transfer in Russia  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Moscow Art Theater in the name of Chekhov   Festivals in Russia  Azov  Travel to Russia  Public Television  Russian business  South Russia  Russian Railways Tickets 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites