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translator , Poetess

Marina Ivanovna Tsvetaeva (September 26 , 1982 – August 31 ,1941 ) is a Russian poetess and translator , who is rightly considered to be one of the greatest Russian poets of the beginning of the XXth century.

Education

Primary education Marina and her sister Anastasia got at home.

Career

Her first poems Marina tsvetaeva wrote at the age of 6 , moreover , she was doing it not only in Russian , but also in German and French.

In 1910 , Marina Tsvetaeva self-published her first collection of poems Evening Album . The second collection of poems , that were diverse and attracted a lot of attention of famous poets of that time , was called The Magic Lantern and was released after her marriage in 1912. Tsvetaeva was very good at languages and she translated for a living as poetry wasn’t profitable at all in comparison with translations.

A cycle of poems The Girlfriend , dedicated to her relationship with Sofia Parnok , was published in 1916. It should be mentioned that Tsvetaeva was writing a lot , daily dedicating a few hours to poetry.

During the Civil War a famous cycle The Encampment of the Swans , dedicated to the feat of the white officers was published . She also wrote romantic plays and poems in particular Tsar-Maiden, Egorushka , On a Red Horse .

An affair with Konstantin Rodzevitch inspired Tsvetaeva to write renowned collections of poems The Poem of the Mountain and The Poem of the End . Last collection of poems published during Tsvetaeva’s lifetime was released in Paris , where in 1928 the family moved from Czechoslovakia . But the main part of her poems remained unpublished and Marina earned money translating and holding readings.

Achievements

  • Unfortunately , Marina Ivanovna Tsvetaeva was not recognized during her lifetime. She had to starve and earn money by making occasional translations . Tsvetaeva’s performances , collections of poems and readings were not appreciated by her contemporaries. However , today Tsvetaeva is rightly considered to be one of the best representatives of Silver Age of Russian Poetry , her poems are very popular , many of them were set to music and became renowned love songs .

Politics

Views

Quotations:

Interests

  • Philosophers & Thinkers

    Kant

  • Politicians

  • Writers

    Valery Bryusov, Maximilian Voloshin, Osip Mandelstam, Boris Pasternak, Rainer Maria Rilke, and Anna Akhmatova.

  • Artists

  • Sport & Clubs

  • Athletes

  • Other Interests

    Theatre

  • Music & Bands

    Classic

Connections

father:
Ivan Vladimirovich Tsvetaev - philologist , Professor , art critic , director of The Rumyantsev Museum

Ivan Vladimirovich Tsvetaev was a professor of the Faculty of Fine Art and World History at the University of Moscow,who dedicated the main part of his life to the Alexander III Museum, which is now known as the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts.

mother:
Maria Meyn - pianist

Maria Meyn was a pupil of Anton Rubinstein

spouse:
Sergei Efron

sister:
Anastasia

Stepborther:
Andrei

daughter:
Ariadna

son:
Georgy

daughter:
Irina