Mandelʹshtam, Osip, 1891-1938

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Osip Mandelshtam was a Russian poet, novelist, essayist and critic. A member of the Guild of Poets, a radical faction of the acmeist movement in poetry, he criticized the literary conformity demanded by Russia's new communist government. In 1918, he narrowly escpaed execution after destroying a stack of death warrants belonging to a government official.

In 1934, Mandelshtam was arrested after reading an anti-Stalin poem to a group of friends, one of whom informed on him. He spent three years in exile. He obtained his release in 1937 with the help of Boris Pasternak and other artists who intervened on his behalf, but was rearrested in 1938. The date and place of his death are uncertain, but many biographers believe he died in 1938 in a prison camp near Vladivostok, Siberia.

From the description of Osip Mandelshtam papers, 1915-1937 (bulk 1915-1937) (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 83310686

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creatorOf Mandelʹshtam, Osip, 1891-1938. Osip Mandelshtam papers, 1915-1937 (bulk 1915-1937) Princeton University Library
referencedIn Brodsky, Joseph, 1940-1996. Joseph Brodsky papers, circa 1890-2004. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Joseph Brodsky papers, circa 1890-2004, 1972-1996 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Robert Lowell papers, 1861-1976 (inclusive) 1935-1970 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Firsova, Elena, 1950-. Zemnai︠a︡ zhiznʹ : kantata dli︠a︡ soprano i kamernogo ansambli︠a︡ / Elena Firsova ; stikhi Osipa Mandeʹlshchtama. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Firsova, Elena, 1950-. Tristia : kantata dli︠a︡ soprano i kamernogo orkestra / Elena Firsova. Indiana University
creatorOf Valentine, Jean. Office files, of The American Poetry Review, 1978-1998. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Firsova, Elena, 1950-. Kamenʹ = Stone : kantata dli︠a︡ soprano i simfonicheskogo orkestra / Elena Firsova. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
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associatedWith Brodsky, Joseph, 1940-1996. person
associatedWith Firsova, Elena, 1950- person
associatedWith Lowell, Robert, 1917-1977 person
associatedWith Mandelʹshtam, Nadezhda, 1899-1980. person
associatedWith Soi︠u︡z pisateleĭ SSSR. corporateBody
associatedWith Valentine, Jean. person
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Soviet Union
Subject
Russian poetry--20th century
Russian prose literature--20th century
Literature and state--20th century
Occupation
Poets, Russian--20th century
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Birth 1891-01-15

Death 1938-12-27

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Russian

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