Nikolay Alexeevich (1821-1877), Russian poet and editor; his first
poems were published in 1838. From 1847 to 1866 he was editor of the leading
review of the day The Contemporary, which in 1852 contained the
first published work by Tolstoy Childhood, and also published Turgenev,
Ostrovsky and other major writers. His second collection
The Poems of
Nikolay Nekrasov (1856) brought him great success. In 1857 he visited
London to see Herzen. After the closure
of The Contemporary by tsarist censorship he was the editor from
1868 until his death of the radical review Notes of the Fatherland
jointly with Saltykov-Shchedrin. His
major works are narrative poems The Peddlers (1861); Red-nosed
Frost (62-3); The Railway (64); Who is Happy in Russia?
(65-77); and Russian Women (71-72). Some of them are translated
See: Nikolay Gay. Portrait of the Poet Nikolay Nekrasov.
Ivan Kramskoy. Nikolay Nekrasov in the Period of "Last Songs".