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A lot of her contemporaries and playwrights, directors and writers of our time tried to do this. Poet Anna Akhmatova Anna Gorenko was born in the summer of Her father, Andrei Andreevich Gorenko, was a hereditary nobleman and retired naval engineer-mechanic. Her mother, Inna Erazmovna Stogova, belonged to the creative elite of Odessa. The girl was born in the southern part of the city, in a house at Bolshoy Fontan Street.
She was the third of six children. Anna Akhmatova in childhood When the girl was one year old, the parents moved to St. Petersburg, where the head of the family received the rank of collegiate assessor and became an official of the State Control for special assignments.
The family lived in Tsarskoye Selo. All childhood memories of Akhmatova were connected with this place. Anna and her nanny often went to Tsarskoye Selo Park and other places still remembered by Alexander Pushkin. Children were taught etiquette. She learned to speak French in early childhood, listening to the teacher who taught elder children. Anna Akhmatova started writing poetry, according to her, at the age of It is noteworthy, that she started studying poetry not with the works of Alexander Pushkin and Mikhail Lermontov but with the ode of Gavrila Derzhavin and the poem "Moroz, Krasny nos" by Nikolay Nekrasov, recited by her mother.
Young Gorenko fell in love with Petersburg once and forever and considered it the city of her life. She missed the streets, parks and the Neva river, when she had to move with her mother to Evpatoria, and then to Kiev. Her parents divorced when the girl was 16 years old.
Anna Akhmatova in youth The junior year she studied at home, in Evpatoria. And the last grade she finished at the Fundukleevsky gymnasium in Kiev. After that, Gorenko chose a law faculty. She was interested in Latin and history of law but jurisprudence seemed boring to her.
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So the girl continued her education in St. Petersburg, at the Classes for women Zhenskie Kursy of N. Poems In Gorenko's family, no one was interested in poetry: Her father did not approve the hobby of his daughter and asked not to disgrace his name.
Therefore, Anna Akhmatova never used her real name in poems. Anna made up a pseudonym 'Akhmatova'. In her genealogical tree, she found her great-grandmother who was connected to the Tatar Khan Akhmat. In her youth, when she studied at the Mariinsky Gymnasium, she met a talented young man Nikolay Gumilyov.
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Later he became a famous poet. Living in Evpatoria and in Kiev, the girl sent letters to him. In the spring ofthey got married in the St.
Nicholas Church, which is situated in Nikolskaya Slobodka near Kiev. At that time, Gumilyov was a well-known poet. The newlyweds went to Paris for their honeymoon. Akhmatova came to Europe for the first time.
When they returned, her husband introduced his talented wife to the literary circles of St. Petersburg, and she was immediately noticed. At first, everyone was struck by her unusual majestic beauty. People liked the dark-skinned woman with a crooked nose. Petersburg writers recognized the talent of this beautiful woman.
Anna Akhmatova wrote poems about love in times of crisis of symbolism. Young poets wrote in such fashionable styles as futurism and acmeist poetry. Gumilyova-Akhmatova became famous as an acmeist poet. In this memorable year, not only her only son, Lev Gumilyov, was born, but also the book of verse Evening Vecher was published. The first creation of Akhmatova brought her fame. This woman lived and wrote her poems in a very hard time.
The collection received positive reviews from critics and admirers. The woman became the most fashionable poet of her time. Akhmatova no longer needed her husband's patronage. Her name sounded even louder than the name of Gumilyov. About 2, copies were printed. The couple broke up in And in the summer ofNikolai Gumilyov was shot dead.
Anna Akhmatova reads her poems to students Since the mid's there was a difficult time for the poet. She was under the close attention of the NKVD. Her books were not published. Many of them were lost.
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The last collection was published in Her poems were called "Provocative" and "anti-communist". Her next works were closely connected with her concern for friends and relatives. Most of all she was worried about her son. In the late autumn ofthe first alarm bell sounded: Anna Akhmatova with her son Lev Gumilyov 3 years later her son was arrested.
Akhmatova protested this situation, but her husband supported his family. She would visit with her son during holidays and summer. Later, Akhmatova would write that "motherhood is a bright torture. I was not worthy of it. Her second book, Rosarywas critically acclaimed and established her reputation. With her husband, she became a leader of Acmeism, a movement which praised the virtues of lucid, carefully-crafted verse and reacted against the vagueness of the Symbolist style which dominated the Russian literary scene of the period.
She and Gumilev divorced in Akhmatova married twice more, to Vladimir Shileiko inwhom she divorced inand Nikolai Punin, who died in a Siberian labor camp in The writer Boris Pasternakwho was already married, had proposed her numerous times. Nikolai Gumilev was executed in by the Bolsheviks, and, although Akhmatova and he were divorced, she was still associated with him. There was an unofficial ban on Akhmatova's poetry from until During this time, Akhmatova devoted herself to literary criticism, particularly of Pushkin, and translations.
During the latter part of the s, she composed a long poem, Requiem, dedicated to the memory of Stalin's victims. Ina collection of previously published poems, From Six Books, was published. A few months later it was withdrawn.
Changes in the political climate finally allowed her acceptance into the Writer's Union, but following World War II, there was an official decree banning publication of her poetry and Andrey Zhadanov, the Secretary of the Central Committee, expelled her from the Writer's Union, calling her "half nun, half harlot".
Her son, Lev, was arrested in and held in jail until