Fomin, Semen Fomich

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Fomin, Semen Fomich


(also Khumma Semene). Born Sept. 10 (23), 1903, in the village of Ianshikhovo-Norvashi, in what is now lantikovo Raion; died Sept. 25, 1936, in Cheboksary. Soviet Chuvash writer. A founder of Soviet Chuvash literature.

Fomin first appeared in print in 1923. He wrote poetry, plays, critical essays, short stories, and novellas, including Year of Starvation (1924), Komsomol Stories (1926), and Childhood (1931). Fomin’s heroes are communists and Komsomol members, workers, Red Army soldiers, and those who built a new life in the countryside. He also translated poems by N. A. Nekrasov, A. V. Kol’tsov, J. Rainis, and G. Tukai.


Shtrum: Suylasa ilnisem. Cheboksary, 1975.


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