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Venclova, Tomas, 1937-



  • Existence: 1937    


Tomas Andrious Venclova, poet, scholar and Professor of Slavic Literature at Yale University, was born on September 11, 1937 in Klaipėda, Lithuania. Active in the Soviet dissident movement, he was forced to emigrate in 1977. He came to the United States, where he obtained temporary positions at the University of California and Ohio University before accepting a position at Yale University in 1980. In the United States, Venclova continued to advocate actively on behalf of dissidents and writers in the Sovet Bloc.

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Tomas Venclova papers

Call Number: GEN MSS 714
Abstract: The Tomas Venclova Papers document the life and work of Lithuanian poet, scholar and professor Tomas Venclova. Correspondence documents Venclova's relationships with Lithuanian and Soviet literary figures and political dissidents, including letters from Joseph Brodsky and Czes?aw Mi?osz. Venclova's personal life and family relationships are also documented in the correspondence. Venclova's work as a poet, scholar, and translator is documented in drafts of writings that include holograph...
Dates: 1909-2018, bulk 1959-2010