Grigorii Baklanov

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Baklanov, Grigorii Iakovlevich


Born Sept. 11, 1923, in Voronezh. Soviet Russian writer. Member of the CPSU since 1942. Fought in the Great Patriotic War.

Baklanov was graduated from the Gorky Institute of Literature in 1951. His first works were published in 1950. His first novella was In Snegiri (1954). Baklanov became famous through his novellas about the Great Patriotic War— Nine Days (South of the Main Blow, 1958), An Inch of Land (1959), The Dead Know No Shame (1961), July 1941 (1964). He has been awarded the Order of the Red Star and medals.


V. Snegiriakh: Povesti, Rasskazy, Ocherki. Moscow, 1957.
Voennye povesti. Moscow, 1967.
Karpukhin: Povesti i rasskazy. Moscow, 1967.


Lazarev, L. “Piad’ nashei zemli.” Literaturnaia gazeta, June 18, 1959.
Kondratovich, A. “Mera vsekh mer.” Novyi mir,1966, no. 4.
Maksimov, V. “Blagodarenie podvigu.” Literaturnaia gazeta, Dec. 13, 1967.
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