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Viktor Fedorovich Bokov

poet

Viktor Bokov, USSR Poet.

Background

Bokov, Viktor was born on September 19, 1914. Son of a peasant.

Education

Graduated from the Gorkii Literary Institute, 1938.

Career

Bora in the village of Iazvitsy near Moscow. Spent some time in the Gulag camps. Wrote poems about his experiences in the camps which circulated in samizdat.

Writes in a simple folkloristic style, which brings him wide popularity. Several collections of verse published.