Eduard Miannik

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Miannik, Eduard


(also Eduard Männik). Born Dec. 30, 1905 (Jan. 12, 1906), in Tartu; died Jan. 30, 1966, in Tallinn. Soviet Estonian writer. Honored Writer of the Estonian SSR (1965). Member of the CPSU from 1942. Fought in the Great Patriotic War of 1941–45.

Miannik’s first works were published in 1921. In his novel The Gray House (1930) he exposed the social vices of bourgeois society. In his short-story collections, including Trial of Hearts (1946), The Fifteen Steps (1947), and The Struggle Continues (1950), Miannik depicted Soviet man at the front and at home. The fate of man in bourgeois Estonia is the theme of the novella collection Behind the Barbed Wire (1954). Miannik reflected the ethical problems of his contemporaries in the collection People in the Balance (1959). He was awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labor.


Piibujutud. Tallinn, 1964.
Teosed. Tallinn, 1973.
In Russian translation:
Cherez gory i drugie rasskazy. Tallinn, 1959.


Kuusberg, P. “Ob Eduarde Miannike i ego proizvedeniiakh.” In Ob estonskoi literature. Tallinn, 1956.
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