(Ivan Antonovich Bryl’). Born July 22 (Aug. 4), 1917. in Odessa. Soviet Byelorussian writer; participant in the partisan struggle in Byelorussia during the Great Patriotic War.
Bryl’ is the author of the short stories and novellas Day Is Breaking in Zabolot’e (1950; State Prize of the USSR, 1952), On the Bystrianka (1954), and Confusion (1959). Other works are the novel Birds and Nests (1964), the book of lyrical pieces A Handful of Sunshine (1965), short stories and sketches, and children’s books, including A Little Fragment of a Rainbow (1962). Bryl’s writing is characterized by psychologism, humor, lyricism, and freshness of language. He has been awarded two orders, as well as medals.
WORKSZbor tvorau, vols. 1-4. Minsk, 1967-68.
In Russian translation:
V Zabolot’e svetaet. Moscow, 1951.
Na Bystrianke. Moscow, 1956.
Izbrannoe. Moscow, 1957.
Moi krai rodnoi. Moscow, 1960.
Ptitsy i gnezda. Bystryi Neman. Moscow, 1965.
Pod govor kostra: Rasskazy. Moscow, 1966.
Gorst’ solnechnykh luchei. [Moscow, 1968.]
REFERENCESBatatsy, N. Ianka Bryl’: Bibliiahrafichna pamiatka chytacha. Minsk, 1957.
Guseva, L. N. Ianka Bryl’-mastak. Minsk, 1968.
Pis’menniki Savetskai Belarusi: Karotki biiabibliiahrafichny davednik. Minsk, 1970.
S. KH. ALEKSANDROVICH