KUPALA Yanka( People's poet of Belarus (from 1925), Academician of the Academy of Sciences of the BSSR (since 1928) and the USSR (from 1929).)
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Biography KUPALA Yanka
(pseudonym, real name - Ivan Dominikovich Lutsevich; 25.-I.1882, farm Vyazynka Vilejka County Vilna Province. - 28.YI.1942, Moscow)
Born in the family of small tenant-farmer. The first poem to. "Guy" (1905) identified the main theme of his work: the fate of Belarus and the Belarusian peasant. Images of the homeland, easy share Belarusian peasant identified themes and the first collection of poems of the poet ( "hornpipe", 1908; "DULCIMER-PLAYER," 1910; "Way of Life", 1913). K. - Poet of the peasant worldview. His best poem, "She and I" (1913).
Since the end of 1917. before 1919. K. his wife lives in Smolensk, where is the agent for the supply of gubprodkome. House? 5 on a street. Minor Theological (now St.. Pushkin), in which the poet lived, was not preserved. It was created a cycle of poems that can be called Smolensk. These poems reflect the perception of a poet of the revolutionary events of 1917. and reflections on the future fate of the new Belarus. The poem "Song" included in this series, translated into Russian M. Isakovsky. In 1934, Mr.. To. together with a delegation of Belarusian writers visited Smolensk again, spoke to students and teachers of teachers' college. In 1942, Mr.. during the celebration of their anniversary in Moscow to. died tragically. In Smolensk Pedagogical University on building a memorial plaque.