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Glezer Alexandr Davidovich

Poet, translator, publicist, collector of modern art, editor.

Alexandr Glezer was born in 1934 in Baku.
He lived in Ufa. He graduated from the engineering-economical faculty of the Moscow Oil Institute. He worked as an engineer at the security enterprise the so-called "box". From 1961 he was occupied in literary work. He translated 7 books of Georgian poets. At the same time Alexandr Glezer is an active participant of nonofficial artistic process, samizdat. He gathered a sizeable collection of the modern Russian art. After his participation in organization of "Bulldozer Exhibition" he was expatriated.
On the basis of his collection in January 1976 in Mongeron, near Paris and then in New York was organized a Museum of Modern Russian Art.
In the West he organized a publishing house "Tret`ya volna" which published a literary miscellany of the same name (19 issues in 1976-1986) and a magazine "Strelets" (from 1984; now it is published in Russia as literary miscellany). Together with S. Petrunis he made up anthology "Russian Poets in the West". At the present time he continues to publish books of poets and artists of the former underground.

Publications

Good Snows. -: Molodaya gvardia, 1965. Poems.
Nostalgia. - Mongeron, 1977.
False March: Poems. -Paris-New-York: Tret`ya volna, 1980.-32p.
Mirages. - Paris: Albatros, 1989.
Noon at the midnight. - New-York, 1980.
Come back to Russia: Selected poems and translations. - M.: Moscow worker, 1994. - 144p. Preface L. Ozerova.
"Youth", No 2, 1994, p. 39. Poems.
Art under bulldozer. - London, 1997.
Russian artists in the West. - Paris-New-York: Tret`ya volna, 1986.
A man with double bottom. - M.: Moscow worker, Tret`ya volna; 1994 (Paris-New-York: Tret`ya volna, 1979). - 368p. Memoirs.
Children of "Archipelago GULAG" // "Znamya", No 3, 1988.
Moscow - New-Jersey - Kharkov & Dozen of questions to Alexander Glezer. The rubric is directed by Lev Anninsky. // "Druzhba narodov",
2001, No 8.
RPZ, page 98-105.
STR, page 781.
SAM, page 385. There is an article about unofficial art on page 1001-1016.
SD, page 139-140.
Literature

Literature

History of a happy man: Biography of Alexand Glezer. -M.: Moscow worker, 1994. - 288 pages. Author E. Reyn.
SPRZ, page 369-370.

Comments

Nostalgia (Nostalgia about Russia& ) - SAM.
Oscar Rabin - a great unofficial artist, who left USSR in 1978. Now he lives in Paris.