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Rasul Gamzatovich GAMZATOV

Rasul GAMZATOV, USSR Dagestan (Avarian) poet and translator. Chairman, Dagestan Union of Writers, since 1946; board member, USSR and Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic Unions of Writers, since 1959; member of the Central Committee, since 1944. Order of Lenin; Order of Red Banner of Labor; medals; Stalin Prize.

Background

  • GAMZATOV, Rasul was born in 1923 in Tsada settlement, Daghestani Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic.

  • Education

    • 1940 graduated Avarian Pedagogical College, Buynaksk. 1950 graduated Moscow Lit. Institute.

    Career

    • Translated into Avarian Pushkin, Lermontov, Mayakovsky and others. Visited Poland, Czechoslovakia, France and other countries. 1958 delegate, 1st Inaugural Congress Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic Union of Writers.

      Early 1950’s lampooned imam Shamil, branded by Soviet propaganda as “Anglo-Turkish agent”. 1958 after Shamil’s rehabilitation by Soviet authorities published poem in Russian and Avarian recanting his error. 1959 reported on state and tasks of North Caucasian literature at Extramural Session Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic Union of Writers’ Administration Bureau, Nalchik.

      1941-1942 secondary school teacher and Head, Lit. Department, Avarian Gamzat Tsadas State Theater. Journalist, Avarian newspaper “Maarul Bolshevik” (Bolshevik of the Mountains).

      1942-1945 Editor, Avarian Desk, Dagestan Radio Committee.

    Works

    • Hot Love and Burning Hate 1943, My Country 1947, Our Mountains 1947, The Homeland of a Miner 1950, Verse 1950, Tales of my Elder Brother 1952, Poems 1954, Spring in Dagestan 1955, My Heart is in the Mountains 1959, Stars on High 1962, Mountains and Valleys 1963, Zarema 1963, And Star Speaks with Star 1964, Selected Lyrics 1965, Mutlaka 1966, Sick Teeth (poetry) 1967, My Daghestan 1968, The Last Price 1978 (Firdausi Prize), Collected Works (3 vols.) 19(58-69, Look after two Mothers.

    Membership

    CPSU since 1944; staff, Maxim Gorky Institute, Moscow 1945-1950. Presidium; Soviet Committee of solidarity with countries of Asia and Africa.
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