Early Poems

After 1954, Simonov was no longer a poet. He remained a very important literary figure, producing an immense volume of plays, films, novels, stories and press articles, editing journals and taking part in the literary politics of the Soviet Union. He died in 1979.

This tour of his poetry has concentrated on his great creative period, during the War. But he had also written some fine poems before the War..

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