Shabdar, Osyp

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Shabdar, Osyp


(losif Arkhipovich Shabdarov). Born Mar. 27 (Apr. 8), 1898; died 1943. Soviet Mari writer. Born in the village of Malaia Luzhala, in what is now Sernur Raion, Mari ASSR.

Shabdar graduated from the Pedagogical Institute in Kazan in 1932. He began to write poetry in 1918. He was the author of the collections of lyrical verse entitled Sounds of the Gusli (Küsl’e jük, 1929) and Sounds of Steel (Vurs jük, 1933). He also wrote stories, including children’s stories, the novella The End of the World (1928), the novel A Woman’s Path (ÜdramaŠ kornō, 1929–36), and articles on literature.


In Russian translation:
[“Stikhotvoreniia.”] In Solov’inyi rodnik: Antologiia mariiskoi poezii. Ioshkar-Ola, 1970.
Dolia zhenskaia: Gibel’ mira. Ioshkar-Ola, 1959.
Korish: Povest’, Moscow, 1959.


Chernykh, S. Ia. Iosif Shabdar: Ocherk zhizni i tvorchestva. IoshkarOla, 1958.
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