Andrei Voznesensky

Andrei Voznesensky (Russian: Андрей Андреевич Вознесенский, scientific transliteration Andrei Voznesensky Andreevič; born May 12, 1933, Moscow, † June 1, 2010 ) was a Russian poet and writer. Robert Lowell called him " the greatest living poets of all languages ​​".


In his youth, Voznesensky was fascinated by painting and architecture. In 1957 he graduated from the Moscow Architecture Institute. Nevertheless, his poetic passion was stronger, and he sent his poems to Boris Pasternak; mutual friendship was of prägendem influence on the young poet.

His first poems he published in 1958. They brought at once his trademark style to the fore. His seals are characterized in that they are " people of the present with modern categories and images, eccentric metaphors, and bring through a complex rhythmic and phonetic system for the language." Vladimir Mayakovsky and Pablo Neruda among the poets who influenced him the most.

In the 1960s, during the so-called Thaw, Voznesensky took frequent trips abroad in the USA, France, Germany, Italy and other countries. The popularity of Voznesensky, Yevgeny Yevtushenko and Bella Akhmadulina appeared in numerous readings in front of thousands listeners in stadiums, concert halls and universities. His collection of poems Antimiry ( "anti- worlds " ) served in 1965 as the basis for a now famous performance at the Taganka Theater.

Voznesensky friendship with many writers, artists and intellectuals of his time, he reflected in his novels and articles. He wrote songs for Alla Pugacheva and the texts for the successful rock opera Juno and Avos ( Юнона и Авось, 1979), describes the life and death of Nikolai Resanov.

1978 Voznesensky was awarded the State Prize of the USSR in 1983 with the Order of the Red Banner of Labor. After the turn he received in the Russian Federation in 2004 and 2008, the Order of Merit for the Fatherland, 3rd and 2nd stage. He was an honorary member of ten academies, including the Russian Education Academy (1993 ), the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Paris Académie Goncourt.