Kozma Prutkov

Kozma Prutkov Poems

Koz’ma Petrovich Prutkov (1803-1863), better known as Kozma Prutkov, was a Russian poet, writer, and thinker. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest satirists in Russian literature. Prutkov is best known for his witty aphorisms and satirical poems, which often poke fun at the absurdities and hypocrisies of Russian society during his time.

Born in the village of Tarasovka, Prutkov grew up in a small village and received his education at home. After finishing his studies, he began his career as a civil servant in Saint Petersburg, eventually working his way up to the position of Director of the State Lottery.

During his lifetime, Prutkov published numerous works, including poetry, short stories, and plays. However, his most famous works were the witty and satirical aphorisms that he published under the pseudonym “Koz’ma Prutkov.” These aphorisms, which are known as “Thoughts of Koz’ma Prutkov,” are still popular today and have been translated into many languages, including English.




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Kosma Prutkow, gedichte (deutsch)