Gevorg Emin (Armenian: Գևորգ Էմին, September 30, 1918 – June 11, 1998) was an Armenian poet, essayist, and translator, was born Gevorg Muradian, the son of a school teacher, in the town of Ashtarak. The Armenian language (hy հայերեն լեզու hajɛɹɛn lɛzu —, conventional short form) is an Indo-European language spoken by the Armenian Events 1399 - Henry IV is proclaimed King of England. 1744 - France and Spain defeat the Year 1918 ( MCMXVIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Events 1184 BC - Trojan War: Troy is sacked and burned according to the calculations of Eratosthenes. Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar) Armenia (Հայաստան transliterated: Hayastan,) officially the Republic of Armenia (Հայաստանի Հանրապետություն Hayastani A poet is a person who writes Poetry. Etymology From the Ancient greek: ποιέω, poieō: "I make or compose" This article is an abbreviated list of Essayists - individuals notable for writing essays on various topics Translation is the interpreting of the meaning of a text and the subsequent production of an equivalent text likewise called a " translation Ashtarak ( Armenian: hy Աշտարակ meaning tower in Armenian also Romanized as Achtarak and Ashtarakats’ Gyugh) is an industrial
In 1927, his family left Ashtarak and moved to Yerevan, the capital of then Soviet Armenia. Year 1927 ( MCMXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Yerevan (Երևան Երեւան or Երեվան ˌjɛrəˈvɑːn sometimes written as Erevan, Iravan, Erewan, Ayrivan, and Erivan In 1936 he finished secondary school and in 1940 he graduated from the local Polytechnical Institute as a hydraulic engineer. Year 1936 ( MCMXXXVI) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Secondary school is a term used to describe an educational Institution where the final stage of compulsory schooling known as Secondary education, takes Year 1940 ( MCMXL) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The State Engineering University of Armenia (SEUA (Հայաստանի Պետական Ճարտարագիտական Համալսարան is a technical University located Hydraulic engineering is a sub-discipline of Civil engineering concerned with the flow and conveyance of Fluids principally Water. After graduation he designed and supervised the building of a hydroelectric power station which is still producing electricity. Hydroelectricity is electricity generated by Hydropower, ie the production of power through use of the gravitational force of falling water A power station (also referred to as generating station, power plant or powerhouse) is an industrial facility for the generation of The power station remained his only engineering accomplishment.
In school, Emin met Armenia's leading poet Yegishe Charents, who died in 1937 in a Soviet prison. Yeghishe Charents (Եղիշե Աբգարի Չարենց March 13, 1897 &ndash November 29, 1937) was an Armenian Poet Year 1937 ( MCMXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR was a constitutionally Socialist state that existed in Eurasia from 1922 to 1991 Emin recalls in his preface to For You on New Year's Day:
Emin's roots as a poet are deeply embedded in the culture and the physical landscape of the country he grew up in. To this is added his extensive reading of modern poetry, especially French symbolist poets, and his enduring faith in the power of poetry. Symbolism was a late nineteenth-century Art movement of French and Belgian origin in poetry and other arts From 1941 to 1945, Emin fought (and was wounded) in World War II. Year 1941 ( MCMXLI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (the link will display 1941 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1945 ( MCMXLV) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including His poetry makes no specific references to his own war experiences but often refers to the Armenian Genocide.
Emin's poetry has been translated from Armenian to many languages all over the world. The Armenian language (hy հայերեն լեզու hajɛɹɛn lɛzu —, conventional short form) is an Indo-European language spoken by the Armenian A language is a dynamic set of visual auditory or tactile Symbols of Communication and the elements used to manipulate them Poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko read him in Russian and immediately hailed his work. Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Yevtushenko (Евге́ний Алекса́ндрович Евтуше́нко (born July 18, 1933) is a Russian poet Russian ( transliteration:,) is the most geographically widespread language of Eurasia, the most widely spoken of the Slavic languages Yevtushenko wrote the Introduction to the collection of Emin's verse translated into English as For You on New Year's Day; here the Russian poet contrasted Emin to his fellow Armenian poets who emphasized emotion in their work:
Perhaps as a result of Emin's training in science, he writes in a simple, straight forward language. Edmond Y. Azadian, in the Afterword to For You on New Year's Day, suggests that Emin freed Armenian poetry "from the restrictions that followed Charents' time, the bleak Stalin era," reinvigorating it after a long period during which experimentalism had been discouraged. Joseph Stalin ( ნამდვილი გვარი ჯუღაშვილი|Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili; March 5 1953 was General Secretary of the Communist Party Martin Robbins suggests, in Ararat Quarterly, that his poetry reflects "the tough compression of an engineer's mathematically trained mind," and cites as a representative example his poem "Small" in which he acknowledges the defenselessnes of the Armenian people but affirms their strength. In many of his poems Mount Ararat itself serves as an emblem of the endurance of his people. Mount Ararat (see section Names for other names is the tallest peak in Turkey. In "Song of Songs" he writes: "I am an Armenian. ancient as this Biblical Ararat / my feet still wet from the waters of the flood. "
Emin twice won the Soviet State Prize for Poetry, in 1951 and again in 1976. The USSR State Prize (Госуда́рственная пре́мия СССР was the Soviet Union 's state honour Year 1951 ( MCMLI) was a Common year starting on Monday. Events of 1951 January Year 1976 ( MCMLXXVI) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. In 1972, he toured the United States with Yevtushenko giving poetry readings. Year 1972 ( MCMLXXII) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the His American experience reflected in some of his later poems, published in Land, Love, Century, including Gravestone in a Negro Cemetery, First Night in New York, and In the Streets of Boston.
Emin's first wife was the daughter of the distinguished Armenian poet Vahan Terian. Vahan Terian (born 1875 Gandza [[Ninotsminda] district Georgia], is a famous Armenian writer known for his traditional Armenian poems After her death, he married a writer, Armenouhi Hamparian. He had three sons. Emin was a translator of note in Eastern Europe: he is especially admired for his translations of Polish poets ranging from Adam Mickiewicz to the contemporary poet Tadeusz Różewicz. Eastern Europe is a general term that refers to the Geopolitical region encompassing the easternmost part of the European continent. Adam Bernard Mickiewicz (pronounced ] in Belarusian, Адам Міцкевіч; in Lithuanian, Adomas Bernardas Mickevičius; December Tadeusz Różewicz (b October 9, 1921 in Radomsko, Poland) is a Polish poet and writer In Poland's long struggle for independence and national identity, he identified some of his own feelings about Armenia and he has hailed "the proud spirit of the Polish people, their fanatical attachment to their land, language, literature, tradition. Poland (Polska officially the Republic of Poland "