Venclova, Tomas, 1937-....

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Dates:
Birth 1937-09-11
Gender:
Male
Lithuanian, English, Polish, Russian

Biographical notes:

Tomas Andrious Venclova, poet, scholar and Professor of Slavic Literature at Yale University, was born on September 11, 1937 in Klaipėda, Lithuania. Active in the Soviet dissident movement, he was forced to emigrate in 1977. He came to the United States, where he obtained temporary positions at the University of California and Ohio University before accepting a position at Yale University in 1980. In the United States, Venclova continued to advocate actively on behalf of dissidents and writers in the Sovet Bloc.

From the description of Tomas Venclova papers, 1909-2005 (bulk 1959-2005). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702200703

Tomas Andrious Venclova, poet, scholar and Professor of Slavic Literature at Yale University, was born on September 11, 1937 in Klaipėda, Lithuania. Active in the Soviet dissident movement, he was forced to emigrate in 1977. He came to the United States, where he obtained temporary positions at the University of California and Ohio University before accepting a position at Yale University in 1980. In the United States, Venclova continued to advocate actively on behalf of dissidents and writers in the Sovet Bloc.

Venclova's major writings include: Kalbos ženklas: eilėraščiai (1972), Neustoichivoe ravnovesie: Vosem' russkikh poeticheskikh tekstov (1986) Tankėjanti šviesa (1990), and Aleksander Wat: Life and art of an iconoclast (1996). He also published several volumes of Lithuanian translations, including the poetry of Anna Akhmatova, Joseph Brodsky and Czesław Miłosz.

From the guide to the Tomas Venclova papers, 1909-2005, 1959-2005, (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library)

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Subjects:

  • Lithuanian literature--20th century
  • Poets, Lithuanian--20thcentury
  • Dissenters
  • Lithuanian poetry--20thcentury
  • Dissenters--Soviet Union
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Authors, Lithuanian--20th century

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  • Lithuania (as recorded)
  • Soviet Union (as recorded)
  • Lithuania (as recorded)