Bibik, Aleksei Pavlovich
Born Oct. 5 (17), 1877, in Kharkov. Russian Soviet writer.
Bibik was born into a worker’s family. He was arrested and exiled for revolutionary activities. He was first published during his exile in Viatka (the story On the Pier, 1901). The novel Toward the Wide Road (part 1, 1912; part 2, On the Black Strip, 1921) gives pictures of prerevolutionary factory life and the birth of protest among the workers. Bibik wrote the novel Kat rusia’s Tower (1930) about the events of the Civil War in the southern part of the country; the novellas Klimchuk, The End of Filonovka (1928), Tale of a Lathe (1934), and The Golden-horned Aurochs (1936); and plays about the everyday life of workers including Arkhipov, On the Night Shift (1917), Erion (1932), and To Unknown Countries (1935). Bibik has been awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labor.
WORKSPoln. sobr. soch., vols. 1–6. Moscow, 1928–29.
Rasskazy. [Foreword by A. Lunacharskii.] Moscow, 1927.
Izbrannoe. Moscow, 1955.
K moriu! Moscow, 1962.
Povesti i rasskazy. Moscow, 1966.
K shirokoi doroge. Moscow, 1968.
REFERENCESTimofeev, K. “Aleksei Pavlovich Bibik: K 80-letiiu so dnia rozhdeniia.” In the anthology Stavropol’e, 1957, no. 17.
Kabachenko, E. “Po puti tvorcheskogo truda: K 90-letiiu so dnia rozhdeniia A. P. Bibik.” In the anthology Stavropol’e, 1967, nos. 3–4.
Russkie sovetskie pisateli-prozaiki: Biobibliographicheskii ukazatel’, vol. 1. Leningrad, 1959.
E. T. KABACHENKO