Babaevskii, Semen

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Babaevskii, Semen Petrovich


Born May 24 (June 6), 1909, in the village of Kun’e, Kharkov Province. Soviet Russian writer. Member of the CPSU since 1939.

Babaevskii graduated from the M. Gorky Institute of Literature in 1939. His first story was published in 1929. The novel Bearer of the Gold Star (books 1–2, 1947–48), which won the State Prize of the USSR in 1949, and its continuation, the novel Light Over the Earth (books 1–2, 1949–50), which won the State Prize of the USSR in 1950 and 1951, depict the reconstruction of a kolkhoz destroyed by war. He is the author of the novella and short-story anthologies Sukhaia Buivola (1958), Along Paths and Roads (1958), Sisters (1958), Four Raisas (1959), and others. In 1961 Babaevskii published the novel Son’s Rebellion; in 1964, the novel Native Land; and in 1967–68, the novel White Light,(books 1–2). A deputy to the fourth convocation of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, he was awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labor and various medals.


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