|Naum Moiseyevich Korzhavin|
poets Mikhail L. Gershteyn and Naum Korzhavin, Boston, 2012
|Native name||Наум Моисеевич Коржавин|
|Born||Naum Moiseyevich Mandel
14 October 1925
Kiev, Ukrainian SSR
|Citizenship||Soviet Union, United States|
|Alma mater||the Maxim Gorky Literature Institute|
|Genre||poetry, essays, memoirs|
|Notable awards||the Big Book National Award (2006)|
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Nahum (Naum) Moiseyevich Korzhavin (Russian: Нау́м Моисе́евич Коржа́вин; real surname Mandel, Russian: Мандель; 14 October 1925 in Kiev) is a Russian poet of Jewish descent, a dissident and emigrant living in Boston. He recently moved to Chapel Hill, North Carolina, to be near family.
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.
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