19 July 2017

Ersatz Freedom – Remembering Yevgeny Yevtushenko

"I call Yevtushenko a surfer poet. He always caught the wave. In his first collection, published in 1952, Yevtushenko managed to laud Stalin, and twenty years later published his anti-Stalinist poem “The Heirs of Stalin” in Pravda. In 1961 he wrote “Babi Yar” and infuriated the anti-Semites."

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