Kazakov, Iurii Pavlovich
Born Aug. 8, 1927, in Moscow. Soviet Russian writer.
Kazakov first published his works in 1952. He is the author of the collections of short stories Man’ka (1958), At the Station (1959), Along the Road (1961), The Blue and the Green (1963), The Smell of Bread (1965), Arktur the Hound (1958), Two in December (1966), and Autumn in the Oak Woods (1969). Kazakov follows the tradition of classical Russian prose stylistically and, in part, thematically. The clash between his spiritually refined heroes and the insolent petit bourgeois philistines forms the basis of many of Kazakov’s stories—for example, “Going to Town” and “No Sense at All.” Truth to one’s goals and fulfilling one’s duty in life are Kazakov’s main themes in such works as the collected sketches about coast-dwellers Northern Diary and short stories about animals and being at one with the wise laws of nature.
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