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Maxim Bogdanovich
MAKSIM ADAMAVIč BAHDANOVIč ( Belarusian language : Максім Адамавіч Багдановіч) (December 9, 1891 – May 25, 1917) was a famous Belarusian poet, journalist, translator and literary critic . LIFEBahdanovič was born in Minsk
Minsk
in the family of Adam Bahdanovič , an important Belarusian ethnographer. In 1892 the family moved to Hrodna where the poet's mother, Maria, soon died of tuberculosis . In 1896 Adam Bahdanovič moved with his children to Nizhny Novgorod
Nizhny Novgorod
, Russia
Russia
. At that time Maksim wrote his first poems in the Belarusian language . In 1902 Bahdanovič attended a gymnasium. During the Revolution of 1905 he was an active participant of the strikes organised by his commilitodes. In 1907 Nasha Niva
Nasha Niva
came out with Bahdanovič's first published work — the novel Muzyka
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Alexander Pushkin
ALEXANDER SERGEYEVICH PUSHKIN (/ˈpʊʃkɪn/ ; Russian : Алекса́ндр Серге́евич Пу́шкин, tr. Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin; IPA: ( listen ); 6 June 1799 – 10 February 1837) was a Russian poet , playwright , and novelist of the Romantic era who is considered by many to be the greatest Russian poet and the founder of modern Russian literature
Russian literature
. Pushkin was born into Russian nobility
Russian nobility
in Moscow
Moscow
. His matrilineal great-grandfather was Abram Petrovich Gannibal , who was kidnapped from what is now Cameroon
Cameroon
(there are various scholarly views on this) and raised in the household of Peter the Great
Peter the Great

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Ovid
PUBLIUS OVIDIUS NASO (Classical Latin: ; 20 March 43 BC – AD 17/18), known as OVID (/ˈɒvɪd/ ) in the English -speaking world, was a Roman poet who lived during the reign of Augustus
Augustus
. He was a contemporary of the older Virgil
Virgil
and Horace
Horace
, with whom he is often ranked as one of the three canonical poets of Latin literature
Latin literature
. The Imperial scholar Quintilian considered him the last of the Latin
Latin
love elegists
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Horace
QUINTUS HORATIUS FLACCUS (December 8, 65 BC – November 27, 8 BC), known in the English-speaking world as HORACE (/ˈhɒrəs/ or /ˈhɔːrəs/ ), was the leading Roman lyric poet during the time of Augustus
Augustus
(also known as Octavian). The rhetorician Quintilian regarded his Odes as just about the only Latin
Latin
lyrics worth reading: "He can be lofty sometimes, yet he is also full of charm and grace, versatile in his figures, and felicitously daring in his choice of words." Horace
Horace
also crafted elegant hexameter verses (Satires and Epistles ) and caustic iambic poetry ( Epodes ). The hexameters are amusing yet serious works, friendly in tone, leading the ancient satirist Persius to comment: "as his friend laughs, Horace
Horace
slyly puts his finger on his every fault; once let in, he plays about the heartstrings"
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Janka Kupala
JáNKA KUPáLA (akas: YANKA KUPALA, JANKA KUPAłA, BELARUSIAN : Я́нка Купа́ла; July 7 1882 – June 28, 1942) – was the pen name of IVáN DAMINíKAVICH LUTSéVICH (IVAN DAMINIKAVIč ŁUCEVIč, Belarusian : Іва́н Даміні́кавіч Луцэ́віч), a Belarusian poet and writer. Kupala is considered one of the greatest Belarusian-language writers of the 20th century. CONTENTS* 1 Biography * 1.1 Early life * 1.2 In Vilnius and St. Petersburg * 1.3 During the Soviet period * 2 Legacy * 3 References * 4 External links BIOGRAPHY This section DOES NOT CITE ANY SOURCES . Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources . Unsourced material may be challenged and removed . (February 2017) (Learn how and when to remove this template message ) EARLY LIFE House where Janka Kupala was born (folwark Viazynka , Minsk district , Belarus) Janka Kupala during his study under a professor A
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Heinrich Heine
CHRISTIAN JOHANN HEINRICH HEINE (13 December 1797 – 17 February 1856) was a German poet , journalist , essayist , and literary critic . He is best known outside Germany
Germany
for his early lyric poetry , which was set to music in the form of Lieder (art songs) by composers such as Robert Schumann and Franz Schubert . Heine's later verse and prose are distinguished by their satirical wit and irony. He is considered part of the Young Germany
Germany
movement. His radical political views led to many of his works being banned by German authorities. Heine spent the last 25 years of his life as an expatriate in Paris
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Paul Verlaine
PAUL-MARIE VERLAINE (/vɛərˈlɛn/ ; French: ; 30 March 1844 – 8 January 1896) was a French poet associated with the Decadent movement . He is considered one of the greatest representatives of the fin de siècle in international and French poetry . CONTENTS* 1 Biography * 1.1 Early life * 1.2 Marriage and military service * 1.3 Relationships with Rimbaud and Létinois * 1.4 Final years * 2 Style * 3 Portraits * 4 Historical footnote * 5 In popular culture * 6 Works * 7 See also * 8 References * 9 External links BIOGRAPHYEARLY LIFEBorn in Metz
Metz
, Verlaine was educated at the Lycée Impérial Bonaparte (now the Lycée Condorcet ) in Paris and then took up a post in the civil service . He began writing poetry at an early age, and was initially influenced by the Parnassien movement and its leader, Leconte de Lisle
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Crimea
CRIMEA (/kraɪˈmiːə/ ; Crimean Tatar : Къырым, Qırım; Ukrainian : Крим, Krym; Russian : Крым, Krym, Greek : Κριμαία) is a major peninsula on the northern coast of the Black Sea
Black Sea
in Eastern Europe
Eastern Europe
that is almost completely surrounded by both the Black Sea
Black Sea
and the smaller Sea of Azov
Sea of Azov
to the northeast. It is located south of the Ukrainian region of Kherson
Kherson
and west of the Russian region of Kuban . It is connected to Kherson Oblast by the Isthmus of Perekop and is separated from Kuban by the Strait of Kerch . The Arabat Spit is located to the northeast, a narrow strip of land that separates a system of lagoons named Sivash
Sivash
from the Sea of Azov
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Russian Civil War
RUSSIAN SFSR (7 November 1917–30 December 1922) Ukrainian SSR (20 November 1917–30 December 1922) ------------------------- Left SR Green armies (1919–1920) ------------------------- Makhnovschyna (1918–1920) WHITE MOVEMENT Including: * Orenburg Cossacks (8 November 1917–7 February 1921) * Don Republic
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Maksim Bahdanovič Literary Museum
MAKSIM BAHDANOVIč LITERARY MUSEUM is a museum in Minsk , Belarus . It is dedicated to the writer Maksim Bahdanovič (1891–1917). REFERENCES THIS SECTION NEEDS EXPANSION
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Opera
OPERA (Italian: ; English plural: operas; Italian plural: opere ) is an art form in which singers and musicians perform a dramatic work combining text (libretto ) and musical score , usually in a theatrical setting . In traditional opera, singers do two types of singing: recitative , a speech-inflected style and arias , a more melodic style, in which notes are sung in a sustained fashion. Opera incorporates many of the elements of spoken theatre , such as acting , scenery , and costumes and sometimes includes dance . The performance is typically given in an opera house , accompanied by an orchestra or smaller musical ensemble , which since the early 19th century has been led by a conductor . Opera
Opera
is a key part of the Western classical music tradition
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Taras Shevchenko
TARAS HRYHOROVYCH SHEVCHENKO (March 9 1814 – March 10 1861) was a Ukrainian poet, writer, artist, public and political figure, as well as folklorist and ethnographer. His literary heritage is regarded to be the foundation of modern Ukrainian literature and, to a large extent, the modern Ukrainian language
Ukrainian language
. Shevchenko is also known for many masterpieces as a painter and an illustrator. He was a member of the Sts Cyril and Methodius Brotherhood and an academician of the Imperial Academy of Arts
Imperial Academy of Arts
. In 1847 Shevchenko was politically convicted for writing in the Ukrainian language
Ukrainian language
, promoting the independence of Ukraine
Ukraine
and ridiculing the members of the Russian Imperial House
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Ivan Franko
IVAN YAKOVYCH FRANKO (Ukrainian : Іван Якович Франко, pronounced ) (August 27 1856 – May 28 1916) was a Ukrainian poet, writer, social and literary critic, journalist, interpreter, economist, political activist, doctor of philosophy, ethnographer , the author of the first detective novels and modern poetry in the Ukrainian language
Ukrainian language
. He was a political radical, and a founder of the socialist and nationalist movement in western Ukraine
Ukraine

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Russian State Library
The RUSSIAN STATE LIBRARY (Russian : Российская государственная библиотека) is the national library of Russia
Russia
, located in Moscow
Moscow
. It is the largest in the country and the fourth largest in the world for its collection of books (17.5 million). It was named the V. I. LENIN STATE LIBRARY OF THE USSR
USSR
from 1925 until it was renamed in 1992 as the Russian State Library. The library has over 275 km of shelves with more than 43 million items, including over 17 million books and serial volumes, 13 million journals, 350 thousand music scores and sound records, 150,000 maps and others. There are items in 247 languages of the world, the foreign part representing about 29 percent of the entire collection
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SNAC
SNAC, or SOCIAL NETWORKS AND ARCHIVAL CONTEXT, is an online effort for discovering, locating, and using distributed historical records started by a collaboration of United States-based organizations. It was established in 2010, with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), California Digital Library (CDL), Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities (IATH) at the University of Virginia and the University of California, Berkeley School of Information . SEE ALSO * Archival Resource Key (ARK)REFERENCES * ^ Ferriero, David (2015-08-18). "Introducing SNAC". National Archives - AOTUS blog. Retrieved 2017-05-08. * ^ "SNAC: Social Networks and Archival Context". socialarchive.iath.virginia.edu. Retrieved 2017-05-08. * ^ Larson, Ray R.; Pitti, Daniel; Turner, Adrian (2014)
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Special
SPECIAL or SPECIALS may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Music * 2 Film and television * 3 Other uses * 4 See also MUSIC * Special (album) , a 1992 album by Vesta Williams * "Special" (Garbage song) , 1998 * "Special" (Mew song) , 2005 * "Special" (Stephen Lynch song) , 2000 * The Specials
The Specials
, a British band * "Special", a song by Violent Femmes on The Blind Leading the Naked * "Special", a song on
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