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 Sergei Alexandrovich Yesenin

Sergei Alexandrovich Yesenin

Birth
Russia
Death 28 Dec 1925 (aged 30)
Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg Federal City, Russia
Burial Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russia
Memorial ID 5570 · View Source
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Poet. The son of Russian peasants, born in Kronstantinovo. When he was seventeen he moved to Moscow and worked as a proof-reader. Yesenin began writing poetry and was a great admirer of Alexander Blok. His first volume of poetry, "Ritual for the Dead," was published in 1916. He supported the October Revolution as he believed it would provide a better life for the peasantry. This was reflected in his volume of poems, "Otherland." He soon became disillusioned and began to criticize the Bolshevik government and wrote poems "The Red October Has Deceived Me." In 1922 he married the dancer Isadora Duncan and accompanied her on a tour of Europe. Often drunk, his smashing up of hotel rooms, received a great deal of publicity in the press. He returned to his homeland in 1923 and published "Tavern Moscow," "Confessions of a Hooligan," "Desolate and Pale Moonlight" and "The Black Man." Yesenin suffered a mental breakdown and was hospitalized. He was released and on 27th December, 1925, he cut his wrists, wrote a farewell poem in his own blood, and then hanged himself. Although one of Russia's most popular poets, much of his work was banned during the rule of Joseph Stalin. His complete works were republished in 1966.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sergei Alexandrovich Yesenin (3 Oct 1895–28 Dec 1925), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5570, citing Vagan'kovskoe Cemetery, Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russia ; Maintained by Find A Grave .