MEZHIROV Alexander Petrovich (September 26, 1923, Moscow). The father is a lawyer and a doctor. In 1941 – 1943 he fought at the front, defended Leningrad, was in the Sinyavsky marshes. He was a political officer of the company. Under Sinyavin in 1943 was seriously injured. In 1944 he left the army because of illness. Graduated in 1947 Literary Institute. In 1948 he studied at the Faculty of History of Moscow State University. The first collection of poems “The Road is far” with the help of P. Antokolsky was released in 1947. As S. Narovchatov believed, “the Sinyavino bonfires and huts became the starting point of early Mezhirov poetry, the walls and towers of European capitals will not stand behind them like the others, the uncontrollable scope
Two books I have. One
“The road is far”.
The substrings. Loss of a friend
Plus a semi-block blizzard.
After the war, critics believe, Mezhirov, having absorbed the “sounds” of the poetry of Zabolotsky and Pasternak, tried to grope his poetic path. In 1950 he wrote in the spirit of the famous ballads of Nikolai Tikhonov, which became the textbook poem “Communists, forward!”. As Vadim Kozhinov believed, Mezhirov was one of the central poetic figures of the early 1960s, which had a strong impact on the next poetic generation, including Stanislav Kunyaev, Anatoly Zhigulin, Oleg Chukhontsev and Vasily Kazantsev. At that time, the poet asserted:
… the Russian flesh from the flesh.
According to life, according to the words,
when you read poetry, you
By the way, Mezhirov then maintained a very good relationship with many poets, in the spirit of the soil. He, for example, highly valued the first books of St. Kunyaeva. Kunyaev also answered him with enthusiastic odes, publishing, in particular, in 1965 a laudatory article about Mezhiro’s poetry “She participates in battle in