Tatul Gurian

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Gur’ian, Tatul


(pseudonym of Tatul Khachatrian). Born 1912 in the village of Tedzhrlu, Surmala District, in present-day Turkey; died June 21, 1942. Soviet Armenian poet. Born into a peasant family.

Gur’ian began publishing his works in 1929. His first collection of verse. Blood of the Earth, appeared in 1932. His poetry deals with the heroic life, labor, thoughts, and hopes of the Soviet people—for example, the collection Growth (1934), the poem Dnieper (1933), and the collection Poems (1941). During the Great Patriotic War (1941–45) he published heroic military verse (the Sevastopol’ cycle, 1942) in frontline newspapers. He also wrote the poem Saiat-Nova and the historical drama Frik. He was killed during the defense of Sevastopol’.


Hurian, T. Astgh (banasteghtsut iunner yev poemner). Baku, 1943.
Banasteghtsut’iunner yev poemner. Yerevan, 1949.
Brkri het (banasteghtsut iunner yev poemner). Baku, 1951.
Poemner. Baku, 1956.
Banasteghtsut’iunner. Yerevan. 1956.
Hushardzan (banasteghtsut iunner). Baku, 1970.
In Russian translation:
Stikhi i poemy. Yerevan. 1952.


Darbni. A. “On s nami, v nashem serdtse.” Literaturnaia Armeniia, 1962, no. 11.
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