Film, Video There Are No Fears

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Title
There Are No Fears
Summary
Yevgeny Yevtushenko recited his poetry in both English and Russian in a program titled" There Are No Fears". Yevtushenko is a poet, novelist, film maker and professor of literature and cinema.
Event Date
April 29, 2004
Notes
-  Yevgeny Yevtushenko is a poet, novelist, film maker and professor of literature and cinema. He was born in Siberia, where his ancestors were sent into exile at the end of the 19th century. A spokesman for greater artistic freedom in the Soviet Union, Yevtushenko was once referred to as "the head of the intellectual juvenile delinquents" and was expelled from school for disobedience in 1948 and in 1957 from the Literary Institute for "individualism." His 1961 poem "Babi Yar," a denunciation of both Nazi and Russian anti-Semitism, brought him international recognition and inspired Russian composer Dimitri Shostakovich to write his Symphony No. 13 (Babi Yar). The poem was not published in Russia until 1984. Yevtushenko is an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and was awarded the American Liberties Medallion of the American Jewish Committee in 1991. He divides his time between Russia and the United States, where he teaches poetry at Queens College, N.Y., and the University of Tulsa.
Running Time
1 hours, 49 minutes, 5 seconds
Language
English
Online Format
video

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