Nikolay Goncharov: biography, creativity, career, personal life

From the biography

 Nikolay Valentinovich Goncharov was born in 1961. Yaroslavl. His father worked all his life at the engine plant as a pinchmaker, a master adjuster. The mother worked in road control as an economist engineer. Their family has always been an example to him. He received his education at the Polytechnic Institute. He worked as a master at the construction of the Tutayevsky Motor Plant, was deputy director and director of the construction organization. At present he was taken away by the work of the project manager in the investment and construction company.

On his way to poetic work


he began writing poems during his student years, composing songs and singing under his guitar. The first publications of poems date back to the early 90’s mainly in the regional press. He has released three collections of poems:

the most important themes of the author — the attainment of love and family, love for the Fatherland, the modern world .


Lyrica N. Goncharova is filled with philosophical reflections.

Why exactly in autumn want to philosophize about life? The author sees the charm of life in the autumn day in the northern edges.

He gradually makes his way to the end of life. He writes that he is at such an age when it is time not only for wise life experience, but also for the wisdom of the soul. Fate was favorable to him. He loves living rhymes right now. Poetic inspiration for him is the best moment and such a moment — his term. For him especially now, the inner rhythm is important, because it does not stop rhyming.

Reflecting on people of his age, the author suggests to look back on his life and be pleased that he lived in the world. After all, sedina is not a sign of old age. Let life superfices have been cool, the city still gives it good minutes. The poet asks fate for an immodest, as he writes, desire — to leave the soul as young until the end.

About time and about himself, or his philosophy of life

The best time for him is the 60-70s of the twentieth century. It’s his childhood associated with the best movies. He calls his life steps stubborn. Joyfully recalls the past days of childhood and youth. In the 90s the name of the country changed, in zero everyone chose their way. And now, the author believes, as if someone invisible is pulling the world by strings, and a disturbing wind over the Earth. I hope that the twenty-first century will be bright. He does not regret the unfulfilled, does not count the loss. At today’s age, he wants to listen more not to people, but to nature. Here’s his philosophy of life.

On Russian literary fame

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Poet believes that Pushkin’s image does not erase over time. The author describes the poet dancing at the ball with his graceful spouse. He’s zealous, there’s the irony and the anxiety of life in him. For Russia, the poet’s voice is not lost.

Wonderful cultural places of Russia — g. Pushkin and Tsarskoselsky Garden. Here were Zhukovsky, Karamzin. Here the poet N. Gumilev met young Anna Akhmatova. Pushkin grew up here. These cozy, clean and bright places the author considers the origins of our Mecca.

The poet also writes about the fate of Natalia Pushkina, who at 18 years of age found herself in a secular society. Its purpose is to be a goddess next to a genius, to shine and give birth. She understood she was to blame for the altercation that brought Pushkin to death. She experienced “shame, despair and grief.” Time passed, and she lived again for her destiny.

About the small homeland

Memory of the small homeland, where N. Goncharov lives now, always with the poet. There are so many wonderful moments. Here lived his ancestors, here lives his inspiration, which gives him Yaroslavl. The city of snows, red snowballs captivates harsh and calm beauty. His destiny is falling in love with many countries, to live on the Volga River.

The poet recalls the time of Prince Yaroslav the Wise, who was tired of fighting. He thought about his actions and wanted to subjugate enemies not with his sword, but with his wise words. And a city was built on the Volga, which resisted Baty, which would become a favorite for the poet N. A. Nekrasov. So originated “young, inexperienced” Russia.

In one of the poems of N. Goncharov describes the event on August 1, 1692, when the first “poteshna” flotilla of Peter the First was launched on Pleshcheev Lake. The young sovereign understands the importance of the intended action. He needs resilience so much, because Rus has to become a sailing country. And Peter will stand, because it is not for nothing that he was called by such name, which denotes “rock, stone”. And he will always remain in our memory a strict sentinel.

By Yaroslavl’s millennium, the poet wrote a poem. There are cities that leave a short mark in memory. Yaroslavl is not like that. He calls him a “good-natured northerner.” The domes, as a friend of vityaz, have been towering over the Volga for a thousand years. It stands on an uncatchy plain. The contemporary urban painting of “lilacs and lights” is beloved by the poet.


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themes in the work of N. Goncharova is the love of adults.

There was a miscommunication between the loving family couple. The man is guilty and believes that he cannot be forgiven. He only asks for her to believe, he won’t lie again. The hurricane of his senses laid firewood, and the “storm” will have to disassemble another decades.

Watching the bird flight, the poet reflects on the freedom of her movement. But at the end confesses that he is happier than the bird because nature bestowed love on him. Thirty years of family life… These are three dozen leaflets and ripening fruit in gardens. A man doesn’t represent another life right now. Apparently, it was forewritten over.

In nature everything is arranged coherently. The author wants to understand the meaning of life. From what happens to the human couple, he understood the most important thing: this woman is not one dozen years old to him.

There was an altercation between the loving. And reconciliation came. And as if life started with a clean slate. Everything that was the cause of the altercation, to remember recklessly. Doubts will exacerbate family life. Husband and wife, like two piligrims, wander through a quiet snowy city that gives them reassurance.

The author describes the family circle of life, at the epicenter of which he and she. The poet calls them psychics. The universe, according to the author, teaches spouses the alphabet of the family. Unity doesn’t come immediately. Husband and wife should hear each other sensitively, be able to read the other’s thoughts and understand the similarity of thinking. And only then will they realize they are born for each other.

About our time

In his lyrics, the poet asks many questions about our time and wants to understand it. He is disturbed by events both in Donbass and in Syria. He calls the world of the twenty-first century crystal. His soul is not in place from the news and subsequent thoughts. Happening as if a game of chess. And who is the great grandmaster? The poet wants there to be a draw.

There is a computer age going on the country. The rustling of paper pages becomes quieter, almost inaudible. There was a replacement of them with screens. Many books in bindings missed readers. A new generation is growing — networked.

Walking along the right road

Lives in his favorite city – Yaroslavl. He has a good profession — builder. Knows happiness in personal life – nearby a reliable and faithful wife, two beautiful daughters. Doesn’t quit literary pursuits and works a lot. Moves on the way of building your own poetic voice, becomes more famous. Love to national history and philosophy, tremulous attitude of N. Goncharov’s attitude to Russian literature together with the most serious attitude to writing make us expect from him new remarkable works.

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