Konstantin Ivanovich Konichev

Konichev, Konstantin Ivanovich

 

Born Feb. 13 (26), 1904, in the village of Popovskaia, now in Ust’-Kubinskii Raion, Vologda Oblast; died May 2, 1971, in Leningrad. Soviet Russian author. Member of the CPSU from 1926.

Konichev graduated from the Gorky Literary Institute in 1940. He took part in the Great Patriotic War of 1941–45. His books include Village Paths (1929), A Forest Tale (1934), North of Vologda (1954), and In Nineteen Thirty (1964). He also wrote cycles of historicobiographical novellas: The Tale ofl’edot Shubin (1941–51), The Tale of Vereshchagin (1956), The Tale of Voronikhin (1959–64), and The Russian With Innate Gifts: The Tale ofSytin (1966). The basic themes of Konichev’s works were the Russian North and the lives of its famous historical figures. He was awarded two orders and a number of medals.

WORKS

Pesni Severa, chastushki, poslovitsy, zagadki, 2nd ed. [Arkhangel’sk] 1955.
Iz zhizni vziatoe. Introduction by V. Gura. Vologda, 1964.

REFERENCE

Frumkin, L. “Kharakter russkogo severianina. (O tvorchestve Konstan-tina Konicheva).” Sever, 1969, no. 12.
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