Leonid Petrovich Grossman

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Grossman, Leonid Petrovich


Born Jan. 12 (24), 1888, in Odessa; died Dec. 15. 1965, in Moscow. Soviet literary scholar.

Grossman graduated from the law department of the University of Novorossia in Odessa (1911). He began publishing his work in 1903. He was a professor at the V. P. Potemkin Moscow City Teachers College. His principal works treat the art of Dostoevsky and other 19th-century authors, problems of poetics, the links of Russian literature with social thought and with Western European literature, and drama and the theater. He is the author of The Memoirs of d’Archiac (1930), Ruletenburg (1932). and The Velvet Dictator (1933).


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