Aleksandr Ostapovich Avdeenko

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Avdeenko, Aleksandr Ostapovich


Born Aug. 8 (21), 1908, in Makeevka. Soviet Russian writer. Member of the CPSU since 1945.

Avdeenko spent his childhood as a street urchin; he worked in the mines and plants of Donbass and as a railroad engineer on the “hot lines” of Magnitogorsk. His novel I Love (book 1, 1933; book 2, 1967) is autobiographical. The first book was highly praised by M. Gorky in a speech at the First Writers’ Congress. Avdeenko has also written the novels Fate (1936) and Labor (1951), the military adventure stories “AboveTissa” (1954) and “Mountain Springtime” (1955), and plays, including Peers. He has received three orders.


U karpatskogo kostra. Moscow, 1957.
Eto tvoi svet. Moscow, 1960.
Vera, Nadezhda, Liubov’. Moscow, 1962.
Dunaiskie nochi. Moscow, 1963.
Chernye kolokola. Moscow, 1964.
Vsia krasota chelovechestva. Dnevik pisatelia. Moscow, 1969.


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The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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