American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Yevtushenko, Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Born 1933. Russian poet. His work, including "Babi Yar” (1961), often examines Soviet political and social problems.
- n. Russian poet who expressed the feelings of the post-Stalinist generation (born in 1933)
“Victor saluted photographs of a young Furtseva with Hemingway, Kennedy, Yevtushenko and Fidel.”
“Where he had put the Yevtushenko poems to his music?”
“He brought over the great Russian poets Yevtushenko and Voznesensky, and he worked with them to get Russian dissidents released from prison.”
“According to Wikipedia, Yevtushenko, now in his seventies, divides his time between Russia and Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he teaches college.”
“Bobby Kennedy arrived in time for dessert, bringing along William vanden Heuvel and Yevgeny Yevtushenko, the internationally renowned Russian poet.”
“Recalling the dinner party, Vreeland said, Jackie impressed Yevtushenko with her sweeping knowledge of European and Russian literature.”
“(Yevtushenko to this day has never fully explained it.)”
“I heard Yevtushenko read in Madison, Wisconsin one night.”
“Back to the Cold War in America and that upstart Russian poet, Yevtushenko, whom some of us read when we could because he represented the freedom and protest, as well as that old, earthy soul of the Russian people – the voice coming through a crack in the wall.”
“There were interviews with Yevgeny Yevtushenko and Martin Luther King Jr., and Miss Nyman questioned Swedes passing in the street about the Vietnam War and demilitarizing the Swedish armed forces.”
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