Radevski, Khristo

Radevski, Khristo

 

Born Oct. 10, 1903, in Belish, Lovech District. Bulgarian poet. People’s Cultural Worker of Bulgaria (1969) and Hero of Socialist Labor (1973). Member of the Communist Party of Bulgaria since 1927. Secretary of the Union of Bulgarian Writers (1949–58).

Radevski studied Romance philology at the University of Sofia. He began publishing in 1924, and his first collection, Toward the Party, came out in 1932. In the books The Pulse (1936) and When There Was Not Enough Air (1945), Radevski denounced the bourgeois social order. Sentiments and motifs derived from socialist reality appear in works written after 1944—the collections The Homeland Won and One Hundred Fables (both 1961), The Sky Is Near (1963), and The Unshackled Country (1966). Radevski also translated Russian classical and Soviet poetry (Anthology of Contemporary Russian Poetry, 1938) and edited many collections of the series Suvetski poeti. He was awarded the Dimitrov Prize in 1950 and 1951.

WORKS

Izbrani proizvedeniia, vols. 1–3. Sofia, 1956–57.
Zhivi kato zhivite, books 1–2. Sofia, 1970–72.
Izbrani stikhotvoreniia: Lirika. Sofia, 1973.
In Russian translation:
Stikhi i basni. Moscow, 1957.

REFERENCES

Beliaeva, Iu. D. “Khristo Radevskii.” In Ocherki istorii bolgarskoi literatury XIX-XX vv. Moscow, 1959.
Tsanev, G. Traditsiia i novatorstvo. Sofia, 1965.
Delchev, B. Izbrani statii. Sofia, 1970.

V. I. ZLYDNEV

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