Neverov, Aleksandr Sergeevich
(real surname Skobelev). Born Dec. 12 (24), 1886, in the village of Novikovka, in what is now Staraia Maina Raion, Ul’ianovsk Oblast; died Dec. 24, 1923, in Moscow. Soviet Russian writer.
The son of a peasant, Neverov became a village schoolteacher. He was first published in 1906. After the October Revolution of 1917 he was one of the first Soviet writers to skillfully portray the acute social and psychological conflicts which occurred in the process of class stratification of the peasantry, and the role played by the Bolsheviks in the struggle for a new life. These are the themes of his works Mar’ia the Bolshevik (1921), Andron Neputevyi (1923), Wild Swans (1923), Tashkent, the City of Bread (1923), and Tales of Peasant Women (1924). Neverov was one of the pioneers of Soviet children’s literature. His works have been translated into foreign languages.
WORKSPoln. sobr. soch., vols. 1–7, 1927–28. [With a critical and biographical sketch by N. N. Fatov.] Sobr. soch., vols. 1—4. Kuibyshev, 1957–58. Izbr. proizv. (Foreword by A. Karavaeva.) Moscow, 1958. Aleksandr Neverov. Iz arkhiva pisatelia. Issledovaniia. Vospominaniia. [Kuibyshev] 1972.
REFERENCESSkobelev, V. P. Aleksandr Neverov: Kritiko-biografich. ocherk. Moscow, 1964.
Strakhov, N. Aleksandr Neverov: Zhizn’, lichnost’, tvorchestvo, 2nd ed. Moscow, 1972.
Vaniukov, A. Proza A. Neverova (1917–1923).[Saratov] 1972.
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