Nahum Korzhavin

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Mikhail L. Gershteyn and Naum Korzhavin

Nahum (Naum) Moiseyevich Korzhavin (Russian: Нау́м Моисе́евич Коржа́вин; real surname Mandel, Russian: Мандель; 14 October 1925, Kiev) is a Russian poet of Jewish descent,[1] a dissident and emigrant living in Boston.[2]

Korzhavin was given the Big Book National Award-2006 for his contribution into literature. He was the only Big Book finalist to get into the short-list with a book of memoirs.

Korzhavin created a vivid detailed picture of his life and his country in his prose work under the expressive title In Temptations of the Bloody Epoch.

In 2005 Korzhavin participated in "They Chose Freedom", a four-part television documentary on the history of the Soviet dissident movement.


  1. ^ Marson, James (18 December 2007). "Radical Heart Beats Anew". The Moscow Times. Retrieved 8 September 2011. 
  2. ^ Mydans, Seth (23 September 1984). "WRITING WITHOUT ROOTS". The New York Times. p. 1. Retrieved 8 September 2011. 

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