Artzybashev, Mikhail Petrovich

Artzybashev, Mikhail Petrovich

Artzybashev, Mikhail Petrovich (mēkhəyēlˈ pētrôˈvĭch ärtsĭbäˈshĕf), 1878–1927, Russian novelist, playwright, and essayist. Artzybashev's early works were short stories in the manner of Tolstoy. His novel Sanine (1907, tr. 1914) created a sensation and was proscribed as pornographic in many countries. When the Sanine cult subsided, he tried to maintain his popularity with similar works, e.g., the novel Breaking-Point (1912, tr. 1915). Artzybashev bitterly attacked the Bolsheviks from abroad.
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