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Author

Bulat Okudzhava

23 contributions found for Russian Life and/or Chtenia.

Bulat Okudzhava BULAT OKUDZHAVA (1924-1997) was Georgian by nationality, but was born in Moscow and lived there nearly his entire life. A prolific composer of “author’s songs” (avtorskiye pesni), his works were romantic and melodic, yet not overtly political. Still, his independent streak kept him from attaining official state sanction for much of his career and lead to his immense popularity among the Soviet intelligentsia, who widely distributed his recordings in magnitizdat form.


Autumn at Tsarskoye Selo

Chtenia: Fall 2017

Author: Bulat Okudzhava
Translator: Lydia Razran Stone

Song Short as Life

Chtenia: Fall 2015

Author: Bulat Okudzhava
Translator: Lydia Razran Stone and Vladimir Kovner

A Great Honor

Chtenia: Summer 2015
Sometimes unexpected things happen when you are asked to speak and perform in the provinces.
Author: Bulat Okudzhava
Translator: Lydia Razran Stone

A Swedish Spy

Chtenia: Summer 2015
A trip on the Trans-Siberian leads to a humorous case of mistaken identity.
Author: Bulat Okudzhava
Translator: Lydia Razran Stone

Eternal Love

Chtenia: Summer 2015
An autobiographical piece about the author's humorous search for true love.
Author: Bulat Okudzhava
Translator: Lydia Razran Stone

Genius

Chtenia: Summer 2015
An autobiographical story about the author's earliest attempt to get his poetry published.
Author: Bulat Okudzhava
Translator: Lydia Razran Stone

Greetings, Your Majesty

Chtenia: Summer 2015
During another trip to Sweden, the author learns a few things about monarchy.
Author: Bulat Okudzhava
Translator: Lydia Razran Stone

Irony and its Allies

Chtenia: Summer 2015
Poems and songs including "The ranks of real humans"; "A brash new Muse I have invented"; "Francois Villon's Prayer"; "Song about and Old, Sick, Tired King"
Author: Bulat Okudzhava
Translator: Lydia Razran Stone and Vladimir Kovner

Love for Life and Humanity

Chtenia: Summer 2015
Poems and songs including "Song of the Open Door"; "The shouts of the crowd demonstrating".
Author: Bulat Okudzhava
Translator: Lydia Razran Stone and Vladimir Kovner

Love for Places

Chtenia: Summer 2015
Poems and songs including "Song About Arbat"; "Black Sea".
Author: Bulat Okudzhava
Translator: Lydia Razran Stone and Vladimir Kovner