Aleksandr Borshchagovskii

Borshchagovskii, Aleksandr Mikhailovich

 

Born Oct. 1 (14), 1913, in Belaia Tserkov’. Soviet Russian writer, critic, and theatrical scholar. Member of the CPSU since 1940.

Borshchagovskii began publishing in 1933. He is the author of the following: a number of works on the Ukrainian classical theater and dramaturgy; a historical novel about the defense of Kamchatka during the years 1853–55, entitled The Russian Flag (1953); the novellas They Were Missing In Action (1955), Grey Gull (1958), Island of All Hopes (1960), and Glass Beads (1963), which are devoted to the Soviet Far East; the novella Clouds of Alarm (1958) and the novel The Milky Way (1968), on the heroic events of the period of the Great Patriotic War; a collection of short stories entitled Noah’s Ark (1968); the plays Wife (1955) and Bearskin (1958); the film scenarios Third Round (1963), Three Poplars in Pliushchikha (1967), and Train to Tomorrow (1967, written jointly with V. Sutyrin); and the journalistic books Madness of the Brave . . . (1965) and Crowd of Lonely People (1967). The theme of great collective deeds is the focus of his attention.

WORKS

Ostrov vsekh nadezhd: Povesti. Moscow, 1962.
Sedaia chaika: Povesti. Moscow, 1965.

REFERENCES

Sutyrin, V. “Russkii flag na Tikhom okeane.” Oktiabr’, 1953, no. 12.
Messer, R. Sovetskii istoricheskii roman. Moscow-Leningrad, 1955.
Sokolov, V. “Po sovesti.” Novyi mir, 1968, no. 8.
Pozhidaeva, L. “Byt’ chelovekom.” Zvezda, 1969, no. 1.