Naum Moiseyevich Korzhavin
Naum Korzhavin in 2012
Naum Korzhavin in 2012
Native name
Наум Моисеевич Коржавин
BornNaum Moiseyevich Mandel
(1925-10-14)14 October 1925
Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Died22 June 2018(2018-06-22) (aged 92)
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States[1]
Citizenship Soviet Union,  United States
Alma materMaxim Gorky Literature Institute[2]
Genrepoetry, essays, memoirs
Notable awardsBig Book National Award (2006)

Nahum (Naum[3]) Moiseyevich Korzhavin (Russian: Нау́м Моисе́евич Коржа́вин; real surname Mandel, Russian: Мандель; 14 October 1925 – 22 June 2018[4]) was a Russian poet of Jewish descent,[5] a dissident and emigrant who moved to Boston, Massachusetts in 1973 and lived there 43 years.[6] He spent the last two years of his life in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, to be near family.[7]

Korzhavin was given the Big Book National Award-2006 for his contribution to literature. He was the only Big Book finalist to get into the short-list with a book of memoirs.

Korzhavin created a vivid detailed picture of his life and his country in his prose work under the expressive title In Temptations of the Bloody Epoch.

In 2005 Korzhavin participated in They Chose Freedom, a four-part television documentary on the history of the Soviet dissident movement.


  1. ^ "Умер Наум Коржавин". Газета.Ru.
  2. ^ "СЕМИНАР ЮНЫХ ПОЭТОВ". 12 January 2014.
  3. ^ Кантор, Максим (20 December 2018). Совок и веник (сборник). Litres. ISBN 978-5457172678.
  4. ^ Умер поэт Наум Коржавин
  5. ^ Marson, James (18 December 2007). "Radical Heart Beats Anew". The Moscow Times. Retrieved 8 September 2011.
  6. ^ Mydans, Seth (23 September 1984). "Writing Without Roots". The New York Times. p. 1. Retrieved 8 September 2011.
  7. ^ "Науму Коржавину 90. Биографический очерк". Журнал "Чайка". 13 October 2015.