Blinov, Petr

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Blinov, Petr Aleksandrovich


Born Dec. 17 (30), 1913, in the village of Pekshur, now in the Uva Raion, Udmurt ASSR; died Jan. 7, 1942. Soviet Udmurt writer. Member of the CPSU since 1939.

Blinov began publishing in 1932. He worked as an editor on Udmurt newspapers. Blinov’s chief work was the novel I Want to Live (1940), which describes the hard life and reeducation of a street urchin. A participant in the Great Patriotic War, Blinov was killed in combat near Smolensk.


In Russian translation:
Zhit’ khochetsia. Izhevsk, 1960.


Ocherki istorii udmurtskoi sovetskoi literatury. Izhevsk, 1957.
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