Euli, Sandro

Euli, Sandro

 

(real name, Aleksandr Kishvardovich Kuridze). Born Oct. 11 (23), 1890, in the village of Zomleti, in what is now Chokhatauri Raion, Georgian SSR; died Mar. 25, 1965, in Tbilisi. Soviet Georgian poet. Member of the CPSU from 1917.

The son of a poor peasant, Euli began his literary career in 1909. He helped organize the Association of Georgian Proletarian Writers and initiated the founding of the association’s first journal, Kura (The Bugle), in 1922. The principal theme of Euli’s prerevolutionary works was the life and struggle of the working class. He created images of the fighters for the establishment of Soviet power. His verse is permeated with the spirit of the building of socialism and the ideas of peace and friendship between peoples. Notable poems include “To the Memory of Twelve Heroes,” “The Twenty-six,” “The Work Brigade Leader,” and “A Song Together.” Euli translated works by F. Engels, K. Liebknecht, D. Bednyi, and A. Akopian into Georgian.

WORKS

P’oladis poeti. [Tbilisi] 1934.
T’xzulebani or tomad, vols. 1–2. Foreword by Sh. Radiani. Tbilisi, 1963–64.
Lek’sebi, poemebi. Tbilisi, 1970.
In Russian translation:
Izbrannoe: Stikhi, poemy. [Foreword by L. Kalandadze.] Tbilisi, 1960.
Stikhi. Tbilisi, 1967.

REFERENCE

Akermani, N., T’. Bak’raze, and N. Laishvili. Sandro Euli-K’urize, 1890–1960: Mokle bibliograp’iutisaziebeli. Tbilisi, 1960.
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