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Call No.: MS Russ 112
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Kliuev, Nikolai Alekseevich, 1887-1937.
Title: Nikolai Kliuev letters
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.
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.
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.