(1890 – 1972)
Inber Vera Mikhailovna (1890 – 1972), poetess, prose writer.
She was born on June 28 (July 10, 2007) in Odessa to the family of the owner of a scientific publishing house. Since childhood, she wrote poetry. At the end of the gymnasium, she enrolled in the Odessa Higher Women’s Courses for the Faculty of History and Philology, but soon left for Western Europe, where she occasionally returned home for about four years (a year in Switzerland, the rest of the time in Paris).
In 1912 in the Russian printing house in Paris her first poetic collection “Sad wine” was printed. In 1914 she returned to Russia, deciding to settle in Moscow. Two more collections of poems were published: “Bittersweet” (1917) and “Brennye slova” (1921). In 1923 in Moscow was published a collection of “Goal and Path”, from which, in Inber’s opinion, her real biography began.
In the mid-1920s he moved closer to the constructivists, in the same years began to write prose, essays and articles. As a journalist traveled a lot around the country, she traveled abroad. In 1927 – 29 were written books of essays “So begins the day” and travel notes “America in Paris.” In 1928 there is an autobiographical chronicle “A Place Under the Sun”.
In the 1930s he published the poems Journey Diary, Ovid, acting as a prose writer and essayist.
During the Patriotic War Inber was in besieged Leningrad (1941 – 44). The heroic defense of the city is captured by her in the verses of the collection “The Soul of Leningrad” (1942), the poem “The Pulkovo Meridian” (1943), in the Leningrad diary “Nearly Three Years” (1946).
In the postwar years, Inber wrote works for children, published her poetry collections – The Way of the Water (1951), The Book and the Heart (1961), The Questionnaire of Time (1971), etc. In 1957 she published her collection of articles on literary work – “Inspiration and skill”, in 1967 – a book of memories “Pages of days perebiraya.”
She continued to travel a lot to the Union, visited Iran, Czechoslovakia and Romania as part of the delegations of Soviet cultural figures. In 1972, V. Inber passed away.
A short biography from the book: Russian writers and poets. A short biographical dictionary. Moscow, 2000.