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Front-line poet Ivan Kashpurov: "It was more difficult for us to" pass "geography ..."

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It was more difficult for us to "pass" geography:

a halt - like a failure, and like a shot - a rise;
and my feet are buzzing with telegraph poles,
and with each fathom the ascent is steeper.

Ivan Kashpurov was born in 1926 in the village of Kalinovsky, in the Stavropol region. In 1943, having attributed a year to himself, he was drafted into the army. He entered the regimental cavalry school, and later served in the artillery troops.

Now they would ask: "Do you remember Europe? .."
I would close my eyes - well, get out of the way! -
and could by Europe, like at night across the room
his own, without stumbling even once, pass.

After the end of the war, part of it was sent to Iran. He was demobilized in June 1949, returned to the Stavropol Territory, graduated from the school for working youth, in 1950 he entered the Stavropol Pedagogical Institute, worked. In 1952 he was admitted to the Gorky Literary Institute. His classmates were Y. Drunina, N. Starshinov, V. Firsov.


I traveled a lot, wrote a lot. The poetic world of Ivan Kashpurov is multifaceted: he wrote about the Motherland, his native land, its people, about nature, friendship, love.

We talked about the life and work of the poet in the film "City routes with Ivan Kashpurov".


Filming was carried out in the library-branch number 13, bearing the name of the poet, as well as in commemorative historical places of the city of Stavropol.
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  1. Prisoner
    Prisoner April 30 2021 20: 12
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    "Now they would ask:" Do you remember Europe? .. "
    I would close my eyes - well, get out of the way! -
    and could by Europe, like at night across the room
    his own, without stumbling even once, pass. "(c)
    Strong. Once I stumbled upon what I ran into, ran into the lines of Yulia Drunina!
    "I only once saw hand-to-hand,
    In reality. And a thousand in a dream.
    Who says that the war is not scary,
    He knows nothing about the war. "In short, and this is a whole life. Poets-front-line soldiers are something completely different, special. You read Simonov or Tvardovsky mentally, a lump in your throat, great masters in words, and they were not the last people in the war. But apparently due to the fact that they were already seasoned workers of the pen, and the guys were just beginning to live in their souls, the war slashed harder and more painfully, and this pain is very palpable in their poems.
    1. Andrey and Igor Kartashyovy
      April 30 2021 21: 28
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      Yes, it was these poems that Drunina read while working on our mini-film about Kashpurov. And her "Zinka" - what a piercing power of the poem! .. These People are really something different, I completely agree