Brushtein, Aleksandra

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Brushtein, Aleksandra Iakovlevna


Born Aug. 12 (24), 1884, in Vilnius; died Sept. 20, 1968, in Moscow. Soviet Russian writer. Member of the CPSU from 1941.

Brushtein graduated from the Bestuzhev Higher Women’s Courses. After the October Revolution, she organized 173 literacy schools in Petrograd. She wrote the following plays for children and youth: May, Light Blue and Pink, A Single Fighter, Day of the Living, and dramatizations of such classics as Don Quixote (1928), Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1948), and Cruel World (from Dickens, 1954). She also wrote the memoirs Pages of the Past (1952) and the autobiographical trilogy The Road Leads Into the Distance.… (1956), A t the Hour of Dawn (1958), and Spring (1961). She was awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labor and medals.


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