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E. Yevtushenko. What to be a classic during lifetime?

If scientific term citing coefficient to apply to present poetry, on the first place, undoubtedly, there will be E. Yevtushenko - the most popular poet of the second half 20 - go centuries. However, say that the author recognized as contemporaries, only candidate in classics, and there supposedly life will show. Well, in that case I propose the candidate of the favourite poet for a role of the classic.

Glorified not according to the program and eternal out of schools and systems, it is not made by hands and is not imposed to us by anybody. B. Pasternak » Wind; It is written to

about Blok, but is, probably, the general poetic formula which characterizes a way of the artist to reputation of the classic which is created spontaneously, according to opinions and interests of the general reading public, but not on whose - that to instructions. That from the fact that Stalin in 1935 proclaimed Mayakovsky the best, most talented poet of the Soviet era also awarded an award of a name of?

Idols of the time - not always classics: so at Pushkin considered as classics and predicted eternal glory to the journalist and the writer F. Bulgarin and the author nravoopisatelny novels to P. Boborykin, and at Chekhov - to the playwright I. Potapenko. Now their names and creativity are familiar only to experts - literary critics.

To the contrary, in the history blindness cases in relation to that art which is proclaimed then great often meet. So after centuries of oblivion only in the 19th century found a rebirth of Botticelli. Interest in Bach`s music arose almost in a centuries after death of the great composer. Van Gogh unrecognized during lifetime managed to sell only one picture, and exactly in hundred years after writing in New - Yrke at his Christie`s auction Doctor Gashe`s Portrait it was bought for 82. 5 million. dollars - a record of that time among painting works. And not to consider such examples.

When the poet is living, to understand that he is a classic, only the few can. To understand how he is talented, it is necessary to present him to the dead - bitterly Ge. Renard joked. E. A. Yevtushenko should not die that all understood that he is a great poet. Twenty poems, two stories and two novels, memoirs, journalism, more than 50 songs, many of which are considered national, film scripts, work of the director and actor - all this speaks about him, as about extremely prolific author and the tireless toiler. But, of course, the most important is its verses, in 60 years (since 1953) there were nearly 50 collections! And how many he carried out poetic concerts, having restored Mayakovsky`s tradition to address general public!

according to the American journalist M Buzukashvili two the most impressive, the strongest on influence of the poem 20 - go centuries - If (1910) R. Kipling and Babi Yar (1961) E. Yevtushenko.

... Being a student of Litinstitut, Evtushchenko was directed to practice in the factory newspaper on Kakhovsky hydroelectric power station under construction. Here he got acquainted with the young writer - Kiev resident Anatoly Kuznetsov who undertook to show it Babi Yar - a huge ravine more than 2 km long and up to 50 m in depth - the place of mass executions in 1941. Here fascists and the Ukrainian politsa ruined more than 150 thousand people, generally civilian population - Jews, Roma, and also prisoners of war. Yevtushenko`s

was shocked, without having found on the place of death of people even of a small memorable sign, besides, all Babi Yar was turned by the city authorities into a huge dump. This night that poem which broke through plot of silence around Babi Yar and events of the Holocaust was also written.

- poets the poem made big impression On friends, but they unanimously declared that any newspaper will not print it. Having taken courage, Yevtushenko incurred it to the « editor; Literary newspaper To V. A. Kosolapov, he, the former veteran, was considered as the person honest and courageous - not without reason expressing discontent To Literaturk almost all Soviet intellectuals wrote out. Kosolapov read

Babi Yar also told the young poet: Thanks for fine verses. But that to print them, I have to consult to the wife, it has to be the family decision . But why? that was surprised. The answer was short: Because I will be dismissed .

is valid, soon there arrived Kosolapov`s wife and for half an hour the office of the editor was locked. When it left, her eyes were zaplakana, but she approached the poet exhausted with expectation, stroked it on the head and told: Do not worry, Zhenechka, everything will be as it should be. We decided to be dismissed.

Appeared in Literaturke Babi Yar made effect of the become torn bomb. I still remember the stunned faces of my parents - it cannot be therefore can never be! In a week the poem was translated into 72 languages and published in all leading newspapers of the world. Addressed to the poet bags of letters came with words of support, and it is frequent also with threats. Students of the Moscow university established continuous protection at Yevtushenko`s house. The Poet in Russia is more, than the poet - this phrase he predicted to himself destiny. Yevtushenko`s

was lucky - it got more vegetarian time. Though carriers of liberal ideas also admitted threat for the state, scales were already incomparable: at Stalin lost life, at Khrushchev and Brezhnev - freedom and an opportunity to live in the homeland. Well, Times do not choose, live in them and die .

To Write Babi Yar was smaller courage, than to print it - spoke to Yevtushenko. Kosolapov was dismissed, naturally, but in a couple of years rehabilitated and appointed to a position of the « editor; New world . And now this thick magazine printed sedition and readers handed over it and read to holes.

... E. A. Yevtushenko, this D`Artagnan of the Russian poetry, overcoming a serious illness, continues to work hard and it is productive: after extremely successful anthology Stanzas of a century work on the five-volume anthology « is complete; 10 centuries of the Russian poetry . And, of course, he continues to write fine verses, dictated, as always, by either feeling of love, or sense of shame .

If scientific term citing coefficient to apply to present poetry, on the first place, undoubtedly, there will be E. Yevtushenko - the most popular poet of the second half 20 - go centuries. However, say that the author recognized as contemporaries, only candidate in classics, and there supposedly life will show. Well, in that case I propose the candidate of the favourite poet for a role of the classic.

Glorified not according to the program and eternal out of schools and systems, it is not made by hands and is not imposed to us by anybody. B. Pasternak » Wind; It is written to

about Blok, but is, probably, the general poetic formula which characterizes a way of the artist to reputation of the classic which is created spontaneously, according to opinions and interests of the general reading public, but not on whose - that to instructions. That from the fact that Stalin in 1935 proclaimed Mayakovsky the best, most talented poet of the Soviet era also awarded an award of a name of?

Idols of the time - not always classics: so at Pushkin considered as classics and predicted eternal glory to the journalist and the writer F. Bulgarin and the author nravoopisatelny novels to P. Boborykin, and at Chekhov - to the playwright I. Potapenko. Now their names and creativity are familiar only to experts - literary critics.

To the contrary, in the history blindness cases in relation to that art which is proclaimed then great often meet. So after centuries of oblivion only in the 19th century found a rebirth of Botticelli. Interest in Bach`s music arose almost in a centuries after death of the great composer. Van Gogh unrecognized during lifetime managed to sell only one picture, and exactly in hundred years after writing in New - Yrke at his Christie`s auction Doctor Gashe`s Portrait it was bought for 82. 5 million dollars - a record of that time among painting works. And not to consider such examples.

When the poet is living, to understand that he is a classic, only the few can. To understand how he is talented, it is necessary to present him to the dead - bitterly Ge. Renard joked. E. A. Yevtushenko should not die that all understood that he is a great poet. Twenty poems, two stories and two novels, memoirs, journalism, more than 50 songs, many of which are considered national, film scripts, work of the director and actor - all this speaks about him, as about extremely prolific author and the tireless toiler. But, of course, the most important is its verses, in 60 years (since 1953) there were nearly 50 collections! And how many he carried out poetic concerts, having restored Mayakovsky`s tradition to address general public!

according to the American journalist M Buzukashvili two the most impressive, the strongest on influence of the poem 20 - go centuries - If (1910) of R. Kipling and Babi Yar (1961) E. Yevtushenko.

... Being a student of Litinstitut, Evtushchenko was directed to practice in the factory newspaper on Kakhovsky hydroelectric power station under construction. Here he got acquainted with the young writer - Kiev resident Anatoly Kuznetsov who undertook to show it Babi Yar - a huge ravine more than 2 km long and up to 50 m in depth - the place of mass executions in 1941. Here fascists and the Ukrainian politsa ruined more than 150 thousand people, generally civilian population - Jews, Roma, and also prisoners of war. Yevtushenko`s

was shocked, without having found on the place of death of people even of a small memorable sign, besides, all Babi Yar was turned by the city authorities into a huge dump. This night that poem which broke through plot of silence around Babi Yar and events of the Holocaust was also written.

- poets the poem made big impression On friends, but they unanimously declared that any newspaper will not print it. Having taken courage, Yevtushenko incurred it to the « editor; Literary newspaper To V. A. Kosolapov, he, the former veteran, was considered as the person honest and courageous - not without reason expressing discontent To Literaturk almost all Soviet intellectuals wrote out. Kosolapov read

Babi Yar also told the young poet: Thanks for fine verses. But that to print them, I have to consult to the wife, it has to be the family decision . But why? that was surprised. The answer was short: Because I will be dismissed .

is valid, soon there arrived Kosolapov`s wife and for half an hour the office of the editor was locked. When it left, her eyes were zaplakana, but she approached the poet exhausted with expectation, stroked it on the head and told: Do not worry, Zhenechka, everything will be as it should be. We decided to be dismissed.

Appeared in Literaturke Babi Yar made effect of the become torn bomb. I still remember the stunned faces of my parents - it cannot be therefore can never be! In a week the poem was translated into 72 languages and published in all leading newspapers of the world. Addressed to the poet bags of letters came with words of support, and it is frequent also with threats. Students of the Moscow university established continuous protection at Yevtushenko`s house. The Poet in Russia is more, than the poet - this phrase he predicted to himself destiny. Yevtushenko`s

was lucky - it got more vegetarian time. Though carriers of liberal ideas also admitted threat for the state, scales were already incomparable: at Stalin lost life, at Khrushchev and Brezhnev - freedom and an opportunity to live in the homeland. Well, Times do not choose, live in them and die .

To Write Babi Yar was smaller courage, than to print it - spoke to Yevtushenko. Kosolapov was dismissed, naturally, but in a couple of years rehabilitated and appointed to a position of the « editor; New world . And now this thick magazine printed sedition and readers handed over it and read to holes.

... E. A. Yevtushenko, this D`Artagnan of the Russian poetry, overcoming a serious illness, continues to work hard and it is productive: after extremely successful anthology Stanzas of a century work on the five-volume anthology « is complete; 10 centuries of the Russian poetry . And, of course, he continues to write fine verses, dictated, as always, by either feeling of love, or sense of shame . The text of article is removed at the request of the author