Amnepodist Sofronov

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Sofronov, Amnepodist Ivanovich


Born Nov. 2 (14), 1886; died Oct. 24,1935. Soviet Yakut writer.

Sofronov was born in Boturuss Ulus (district), Yakutia. Self-educated, he began publishing in 1912. His works were influenced by Russian classical literature. The narrative poems The Homeland (1912) and The Angel and the Demon (1914) and the dramas Poor Iakov (1914), Love (1916), Manchary (1920), and The Mire of Life (1921) portrayed the prerevolutionary life of the Yakuts, family despotism, and the oppression of the local feudal lords and of tsarism. Sofronov was a critical realist, a democrat, and an exponent of enlightenment. After the revolution he founded a national theater and was editor of the first Soviet Yakut newspaper, Manchary, and of the first literary journal, Cholbon. Sofronov was elected a member of the Central Executive Committee of the Yakut ASSR.


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