Anatolii Kornelievich Vinogradov

Vinogradov, Anatolii Kornelievich

 

Born Mar. 28 (Apr. 9), 1888, in the village of Polotnianyi Zavod, now in Kaluga Oblast; died Nov. 26, 1946, in Moscow. Soviet Rus-sian writer.

Vinogradov graduated from the history and philology department at Moscow University in 1912. From 1921 to 1925 he was director of the V. I. Lenin State Library of the USSR. Together with M. Gorky he worked on the publication of foreign literary classics and edited the series History of a Young Man in the 19th Century. Vinogradov is the author of works on P. Merimee and of fictionalized biographies, including Three Colors of Time (1931), The Lost Glove (Stendhal in Moscow) (1931), A Tale of the Turgenev Brothers (1932), The Black Consul (1932), The Damnation of Paganini (1936), Byron (1936), and Stendhal and His Age (1938); he also wrote the novel The Malevinskii Chronicle (1941). His books are distinguished by an entertaining exposition, replete with documentary material; at the same time, however, they attempt to modernize history and contain arbitrary interpretations of historical personages. He has been awarded the order of the Red Banner of Labor and a medal.

WORKS

Izbr.proiz., vols. 1-3. Moscow, 1960. [Introduction by E. Babaian.]

REFERENCE

Gorky, M. Introduction to A. K. Vinogradov’s book Three Colors of Time. In Sobr. soch., vol. 26. Moscow, 1953.