From September 4 to October 4, the Interlibrary and Individual Subscription Hall (room 164) will host an exhibition “The poet who conquered the planet Earth” dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the birth of Rasul Gamzatov (1923–2003).
He is a huge poet, who made Dagestan, the Avar language, and his mountains famous.
His heart is wise, generous, lively…
Rasul Gamzatovich Gamzatov is a people's poet of Dagestan, novelist, publicist, translator and public figure, known far beyond the borders of the republic. For outstanding achievements in the field of literature, he was awarded with many honorary titles and prizes such as Hero of Socialist Labor, laureate of the Lenin and State Prizes of the USSR and the RSFSR, the international prize "The Best Poet of the XX century", the prize of writers of Asia and Africa "Lotus", the prizes of Jawaharlal Nehru, Firdousi, Hristo Botev, as well as the prizes named after M. Sholokhov, M. Lermontov, A. Fadeev, Batyr, Mahmud, S. Stalsky, G. Tsadasy etc. full member of the Petrovsky Academy of Sciences and Arts of Russia.
The documents of the exhibition tell us not only about the bright life and creative way of the poet, who wrote his first poem at the age of 11, and at the age of 28 headed the Union of Writers of Dagestan, but also introduce his work – a poetic manifesto of love for the Motherland and a single book of wisdom and courage, love and pain, moments and eternity.
The work of R. Gamzatov knows no boundaries and language barriers. His poetry and prose, written in his native Avar language, have been translated into dozens of languages around the world. Among the publications presented at the exhibition, the poet's first books "My Land" and "Songs of the Mountains", translated from the Avar language into Russian in the late 40s of the 20th century, as well as the poetry collection "High Stars", published in Avar, Belarusian and Ukrainian languages, stand out.
The final part of the exhibition is dedicated to Rasul Gamzatov's poetry in music. Songs based on the poems of R. Gamzatov are widely known, they were performed by Anna Herman, Galina Vishnevskaya, Muslim Magomayev, Iosif Kobzon, Lyudmila Gurchenko, Valery Leontiev, etc. The song "Cranes" (translated by N. Grebnev, music by Ya. Frankel), first performed by Mark Bernes in 1969, is an international symbol of the memory of soldiers who died during the Great Patriotic War.
The material is provided by the department of library services.