Kliushnikov, Viktor Petrovich

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Kliushnikov, Viktor Petrovich


Born Mar. 10 (22), 1841, in the village of Aleksianovka, Gzhatsk District, Smolensk Province; died Nov. 7 (19), 1892, in St. Petersburg. Russian writer.

Kliushnikov’s novel The Mirage (1864) is a distorted and slanderous depiction of revolutionary youth. His novel Big Ships (1866; complete edition, 1874), his novella The Nonmirage (1871), and his historical novellas for youth are written from a patriarchal monarchist point of view. Kliushnikov was a reactionary journalist and an editor of the magazine Niva and other publications.


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Istoriia russkoi literatury, vol. 8, part 1. Moscow-Leningrad, 1956. Pages 299–300.
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