Anatolii Glebov

Glebov, Anatolii Glebovich


Born Nov. 27 (Dec. 9), 1899, in Poltava; died Feb. 6, 1964, in Moscow. Russian Soviet writer. Participated in the Civil War and the Great Patriotic War.

Glebov wrote his first play, Our Times, in 1919. He wrote more than 20 plays, including Zagmuk (1925), Growth (1927), and Inga (1929), and 22 one-act plays for amateur theater. He translated about 30 plays by non-Russian Soviet authors, such as A. Shirvanzade’s Namus, and N. M. D’iakonov’s Wedding With Dowry. Glebov’s prose works include Line of Friendship: Tales of Turkey (1960), as well as the short stories “Truth-lover,” “Comma,” “Gurov,” and others that make up the collection Tales of the Strong (1964).


Izbrannye p’esy. Moscow, 1961.
Rasskazy o sil’nykh [2nd ed.]. Moscow, 1967.


Shtok, I. “Anatolii Glebov.” Teatr, 1960, no. 10.
[Obituary.] Literaturnaia gazeta, Feb. 11, 1964.
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Her teachers complained that instead of doing her sums she covered her slate with animals, the blank pages of her atlas were used to copy maps on, and caricatures of the most ludicrous description came fluttering out of all her books at unlucky moments.
One of the Bentley sisters cooked the little animal and he ate it with great gusto.
To answer your question," said Professor Bumper, "I will say that I have made partial arrangements for men and animals, and boats if it is found feasible to use them.
In a new country a body feels friendly to the animals.
I could weep at being left by the wayside; left with the grass and the clouds and a few dumb animals.
The simple admirer of the war-horse instantly fell back to a low, gaunt, switch-tailed mare, that was unconsciously gleaning the faded herbage of the camp nigh by; where, leaning with one elbow on the blanket that concealed an apology for a saddle, he became a spectator of the departure, while a foal was quietly making its morning repast, on the opposite side of the same animal.
Here she displayed her ingenuity and industry in a variety of flowers and fruits, beautifully coloured, elegantly shaped, and charmingly flavoured; and we were diverted with innumerable animals presenting themselves perpetually to our view.
The animal he bestrode was a broken-down plow-horse, that had outlived almost everything but its viciousness.
They had never, I think, wanted to do so many things for their poor protectress; I mean--though they got their lessons better and better, which was naturally what would please her most-- in the way of diverting, entertaining, surprising her; reading her passages, telling her stories, acting her charades, pouncing out at her, in disguises, as animals and historical characters, and above all astonishing her by the "pieces" they had secretly got by heart and could interminably recite.
Moreover, while in most other animals that I can now think of, the eyes are so planted as imperceptibly to blend their visual power, so as to produce one picture and not two to the brain; the peculiar position of the whale's eyes, effectually divided as they are by many cubic feet of solid head, which towers between them like a great mountain separating two lakes in valleys; this, of course, must wholly separate the impressions which each independent organ imparts.
Master said, God had given men reason, by which they could find out things for themselves; but he had given animals knowledge which did not depend on reason, and which was much more prompt and perfect in its way, and by which they had often saved the lives of men.
Jurgis could take up a two-hundred-and-fifty-pound quarter of beef and carry it into a car without a stagger, or even a thought; and now he stood in a far corner, frightened as a hunted animal, and obliged to moisten his lips with his tongue each time before he could answer the congratulations of his friends.

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