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MS Russ 112

Kliuev, Nikolai Alekseevich, 1887-1937. Nikolai Kliuev letters, 1932-1936: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Russ 112
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Kliuev, Nikolai Alekseevich, 1887-1937.
Title: Nikolai Kliuev letters
Date(s): 1932-1936
Quantity: .5 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in Russian.
Abstract: Letters of Nikolai Kliuev to Anatolii Kravchenko, Lidiia Kravchenko and Viacheslav Shishkov.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2010M-63. Purchased with Bayard Livingston Kilgour and Kate Gray Kilgour Fund; received: 2011 January 14.

Provenance:

From the library of Alec Flegon.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Irina Klyagin

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Nikolai Kliuev Letters, 1932-1936 (MS Russ 112). Houghton Library, Harvard University

Biographical / Historical

Nikolai Alekseevich Kliuev, 1887-1937 [Николай Алексеевич Клюев] was a Russian poet, one of the leaders of the "peasant poets" movement. In 1933 he was arrested for the negative portrayal of the Soviet regime in his poem The burned ruins [Погорельщина] and exiled to the region of Narymsk in Siberia. In 1937 he was arrested for the second time and executed.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Autograph manuscript letters from Nikolai Kliuev, including 3 letters from Kliuev to his lover, artist Anatolii IAr-Kravchenko, 1 letter to Kravshenko's mother Lidiia Eduardovna Kravchenko, and 1 letter to Siberian writer Viacheslav IAkovlevich Shishkov.
Letters primarily concern terrible living conditions in exile, lack of food and money, his poetry and his feelings for Anatolii IAr-Kravchenko.

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