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Terapiano, I︠U︡riĭ, 1892-1980



  • Existence: 1892 - 1980-07-03

IUrii Konstantinovich Terapiano, a prominent poet and critic of the Russian emigration, was born in 1896 in the Crimea. In 1916 he graduated from Kiev University with a law degree, and proceeded into the army as an officer. After the October Revolution of 1917, Terapiano joined the White Army in their unsuccessful bid to overthrow the Bolsheviks. In 1922, Terapiano settled in Paris.

Over the next six decades Terapiano did much to define the style and taste of Russian émigré poetry, what became known as "the Parisian note". In 1925 he became a founding member of the Union of Young Poets and Writers. In 1926-1927 he was an editor of Novyi dom, and from 1927-1939 he participated in the poetry group "The Green Lamp". From 1926 to 1965 Terapiano published six books of poetry and one volume of collected poetry. His deep interest in Zoroastrianism resulted in a 1968 study Zoroaster.

In post-war years he was literary editor for the Paris newspaper La pensée russe and wrote for the New York-based Novoe russkoe slovo. He died in France in 1980.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Boris Filippov papers

Call Number: GEN MSS 334
Overview: The papers consist of Filippov's correspondence with Russian émigré literary figures and scholars, typescripts of Filippov's writings (poetry, prose, critical essays), materials for works edited by Filippov as well as writings by others not included in works edited by Filippov; and artwork by Serge Hollerbach for books edited by Filippov.
Dates: 1880-2015

I︠U︡riĭ Terapiano papers

Call Number: GEN MSS 301
Overview: Letters from Russian émigré writers to Terapiano, accompanied by clippings, programs to literary events, and holograph manuscripts by Russian writers. In addition there are letters from émigré writers to Konstantin Lupakov and translations by Lupakov.
Dates: 1925-1965

Mark Weinbaum papers

Call Number: GEN MSS 106
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, writings, personal papers, and other materials documenting Weinbaum's work as editor of Novoe Russkoe Slovo and president of the Literary Fund.
Dates: 1896-1973