Vladimir Pozner


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Pozner, Vladimir

 

Born Jan. 5, 1905, in Paris. French writer. Member of the French Communist Party since 1932.

Pozner received his secondary education in Petrograd and Moscow and his higher education at the Sorbonne. He fought in World War II (1939–45). Pozner first published in Russian, in 1923. His first book in French was Panorama of Contemporary Russian Literature (1929). He wrote journalistic books about the Soviet Union, The USSR (1932) and A Thousand and One Days (1967), and about the USA, The Disunited States (1938), Who Killed H. O. Burrell? (1952; Russian translation, 1953), and The Escalade (1968).

Pozner’s fiction includes the novels The Bit Between the Teeth (1937), Twenty-Four-Hour Mourning (1942; in Russian translation, Good-bye Paris, 1965), and Spain, First Love (1965; Russian translation, 1967), and his short stories in the collection The Place of Punishment (1959; Russian translation, 1963). These works depict human psychology at times of critical historical conflict. Pozner also wrote many screenplays. He has translated and popularized Soviet Russian literature.

WORKS

Tolstoï est mort. Paris, 1935.
Souvenirs sur Gorki. Paris [1957].
Le Temps est hors des gonds. Paris, 1969.
Vladimir Pozner se souvient. [Paris, 1972.]
Mal de lune. Paris, 1974.

REFERENCES

Shkunaeva, I. “Put’ ν budushchee.” Inostrannaia literatura, 1964, no. 3.
Zonina, L. Review of Do svidan ‘ia, Parizh!, by Vladimir Pozner. Novyi mir, 1965, no. 8.
Gamarra, P. “Les Livres nouveaux.” Europe, 1970, nos. 490–91.
C. P. Review of V. Pozner se souvient, by Vladimir Pozner. Nouvelle critique, 1973, no. 61, pp. 79–80.

L. A. ZONINA

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