Ilia Ivanovich Sadofev

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Sadof’ev, Il’ia Ivanovich


Born July 12 (24), 1889, in St. Petersburg; died July 17, 1965, in Leningrad. Soviet Russian poet.

Sadof’ev was the son of a worker. He was a participant in the underground revolutionary movement and a workers’ correspondent for Pravda prior to October 1917. His poems were first printed in 1912. His first collection of poetry, Dynamo Verses (1918), went through six editions within a brief time. He was the author of the poetry collections Simpler Than Simple (1925),

Resounding Blood: A Book of Octaves (1927), and Poems (1934). He translated works from Ukrainian, Byelorussian, and Lithuanian.


Pesnia o Rodine. Leningrad, 1953.
Izbrannoe. Moscow-Leningrad, 1960.
Industrial’naia svirel’. [Introduction by I. Avraamenko.] Leningrad, 1971.


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