Shestalov, Iuvan

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Shestalov, Iuvan Nikolaevich


(Ivan Nikolaevich Shestalov). Born June 22, 1937, in the village of Kamratka, Berezovo Raion, Khanty-Mansi National Okrug, Tiumen’ Oblast. Soviet Mansi writer. Member of the CPSU since 1967.

Shestalov, the son of a kolkhoznik, graduated from the Tiumen’ Pedagogical Institute in 1965. He writes in Mansi and Russian. An expert on the folklore and customs of the Mansi, he has made numerous trips through the Tiumen’ north.

Shestalov is the author of collections of lyric and narrative poems, short stories, novellas, and essays, as well as children’s books. The main themes of his works are the new life of the formerly deprived peoples of the Far North, the labor of the Soviet people, and his native countryside. Shestalov’s works have been translated into many languages of the peoples of the USSR and foreign languages.


Makem at. Khanty-Mansiisk, 1958.
Man’si pavyl niavramytn. Leningrad, 1960.
In Russian translation:
Izbrannoe. Introduction by Iu. Prokushev. Leningrad, 1976.
Poite, moi zvezdy: Stikhi. Leningrad, 1959.
Ogon’ na I’du. Moscow, 1961.
Sinii veter kaslaniia. Moscow, 1964.
Pesnia poslednego lebedia. Poemy. Moscow, 1969.
lugorskaia kolybel’, 2nd ed. Moscow, 1972.
Skazki taezhnogo igrishcha. Moscow, 1972.
Taina Sorni-nai. Moscow, 1976.


Romanenko, D. Umoguchikh istokov. Moscow, 1963.
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Kosikhin, V. “Poeticheskoe kaslanie. Literaturnyi portret.” Moskva, 1972, no. 12.


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