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Man·del·stam(män′dəl-stəm, mən-dyĭl-shtâm′), Osip Emilyevich 1892-1938?
Russian poet, translator, and critic. Although his early works were highly regarded, he went unpublished in the Soviet Union after 1933, when he denounced Stalin and refused to comply with Soviet censors. He endured years of internal exile and eventually died in a gulag.
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1. (Biography) Nadezhda (Yakovlevna) (næˈdɛʃdə), born Nadezhda Khazina. 1899–1980, Soviet writer, wife of Osip Mandelstam: noted for her memoirs Hope against Hope (1971) and Hope Abandoned (1973) describing life in Stalin's Russia
2. (Biography) Osip (Emilyevich) (ˈɒsiːp). 1891–?1938, Soviet poet and writer, born in Warsaw; he was persecuted by Stalin and died in a labour camp. His works include Tristia (1922), Poems (1928), and the autobiographical Journey to Armenia (1933)
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