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The prose works of Yevgeny Yevtushenko (yehv-tuh SHEHNG-koh) include Primechaniya k avtobiografii (1963; A Precocious Autobiography, 1963), first published in the Paris periodical L’Express; Talant est’ chudo nesluchainoe: Kniga statei (1980; talent is not an accidental wonder), a collection of essays that are mainly on poetry but also on music, film, and prose; Yagodnye mesta (1981; Wild Berries, 1984), a novel; and Pod kozhey statuey sbobody (pr. 1972; under the skin of the Statue of Liberty), a poetic drama. Yevtushenko also published the novel Ne umirai prezhde smerti (1993; Don’t Die Before You’re Dead, 1995), which is based on the failed 1991 coup d’etat attempted by old-school communists who opposed the government of Mikhail Gorbachev. Yevtushensko was the compiler and wrote the introduction for a one-thousand-page poetry anthology, Twentieth Century Russian Poetry: Silver and Steel (1993). The massive anthology ranges over the entire corpus of Russian poetry in the twentieth century and had to be smuggled out of the country in sections beginning in 1972.

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