Akhmadulina Bella (Isabella) Akhmatovna (born 1937), poetess, translator, essayist.
She was born on April 10 in Moscow. She graduated from the Moscow school. I started writing in my school years. She graduated from the Literary Institute in 1960. Already the first collection of poems by the young poetess “Struna” (1962) attracted the attention of readers.
Then came the poetry collections “Chill” (1968), “Music Lessons” (1969), “Poems” (1975), “Snowstorm” (1977).
Tense lyricism, refinement of forms, respect for the poetic tradition of the past puts it on a very special place of the Russian poetic Olympus.
In the 1970s she visited Georgia and fell in love with her culture and poetry.
Akhmadulina’s excellent translations re-opened the poetic works of N. Baratashvili, G. Tabidze, I. Abashidze and other Georgian authors to Russian poets. Collections of poems “Candle” (1977), “Dreams of Georgia” (1979) were written under the influence of Georgian meetings.
In the 1980s there were collections – “Secret”, “Garden”, “Favorites”.
In 1979, Ahmadulina participated in the creation of the literary almanac Metropol.
Peru Ahmadulina has memories of contemporary poets, deep and original essays about A. Pushkin and M. Lermontov.
Recently, a selection of new poems “A trip to the city” (1996) – published in “Literaturnaya gazeta” (1996); “Enjoyment in Kuokkala” – in “Culture” (1997).
A short biography from the book: Russian writers and poets. A short biographical dictionary. Moscow, 2000.