Neustroev, Nikolai Denisovich
Born Dec. 3 (15), 1895, in the Fourth Baiagantai nasleg (a small administrative unit) of the Baiagantai ulus (Tatar settlement), Yakutsk Oblast; died July 27, 1929, in Yakutsk. Soviet Yakut writer; one of the founders of Soviet Yakut literature.
From 1922 to 1926, Neustroev worked as a teacher. He published short stories in Russian and Yakut, in which he revealed the stagnation of the feudal-patriarchal world (“Savage Life,” 1917; “The Fisherman,” 1926). Neustroev’s comedy The Evil Spirit—about a miserly rich man and clever, money-grubbing merchants—was selected to open in 1925 the first season of the Yakut group of the State People’s Amateur Theater. The comedy Jay Boss (1920–25) is a satire on tsarist officials. In the comedy Clabber (1921–25) the author calls for affirmation of the new life and for struggle against vestiges of the old.
WORKSTalïllïbït ayïmn ’ïlar. Yakutsk, 1959.
REFERENCESPetrosian, A. “Spory o nasledstve.” Znamia, 1961, no. 8.
Boeskorov, G. K. Tvorchestvo N. D. Neustroeva. Yakutsk, 1967.
Protod’iakonov, V., and N. Alekseev. Pisateli Yakutii: Kratkii bibibliografich. spravochnik. Yakutsk, 1972.