Yevtushenko, the best-known Russian poet of the post-Stalin generation, has lots in common with Dylan. Both are fighters, risk-takers and noted innovators of rhyme. Both their mothers begged them to stop writing poetry; neither obeyed. Both have run afoul of the orthodoxies that claimed them as spokesmen. Each has made a career of opening windows in the walls of secular materialism. Dylan name-checked "the melodies of Yevtushenko" on the sleeve of The Times They Are A-Changin', and he toured the Soviet Union at Yevtushenko's invitation in 1985.
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