Nikiforov, Georgii

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Nikiforov, Georgii Konstantinovich


Born May 26 (June 7), 1884, in Saratov; died 1939. Soviet Russian writer. Member of the CPSU from 1917.

Nikiforov published his first works in 1918. His experiences in the armed uprising in December of 1905 in Moscow are reflected in the novella Gray Days (1925). Nikiforov is the author of the novels By the Street Lamp (1927), Woman (1929), Head Wind (1930), and Unity (1933), which are devoted to the defense of the gains of the revolution, the Civil War, the creation of a new world, and the reorientation of man’s consciousness. He also published the historical novel The Masters (1935–37) and several novellas of intrigue. He was a member of the literary associations Kuznitsa and Oktiabr’.


Sobr. soch., vols. 1–5. [Critical and biographical essay by A. Zonin.] Moscow-Leningrad, 1927–28.


Russkie sovetskie pisateli-prozaiki: Biobibliograficheskii ukazatel’, vol. 3. Leningrad, 1964.
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