Sofron Petrovich Danilov

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Danilov, Sofron Petrovich


Born Apr. 19, 1922, in the nasleg of Mytakh, present-day Gornyi Raion, Yakut ASSR. Soviet Yakut writer. Member of the CPSU since 1963.

Danilov began publishing in 1939. His first collections of short stories and essays were dedicated to the heroism of Yakut front-line soldiers who fought in the Great Patriotic War (1941–45). After the war he published the novella Your Friends (1948–49) and the collection of stories In the Native Village (1957), where he portrayed the Yakut kolkhoz countryside. He is also the author of the historical-revolutionary drama On Behalf of the Yakuts (1963) and the work To Carry Joy to the People (1967), a novella for young people. In the novel As Long as the Heart Beats (1967), which is considered his most important work, Danilov portrays the life of the Soviet Yakut intelligentsia. He has translated N. G. Cherny-shevskii’s novel What Is to Be Done? into Yakut. He has been awarded the Order of the Badge of Honor and a medal.


Törööbüt alaaska. Yakutsk, 1957.
Sürëkh tëbërin tukharï. Yakutsk. 1967.
In Russian translation:
Ot imeni iakutov
. Yakutsk. 1963.
Kremen’: Rasskazy. Moscow, 1966


Boeskorov, G. Razvitie zhanra prozy ν iakutskoi sovetskoi literature. Yakutsk, 1961.
Sofron Danilov: Biobibliografich. ukazatel’. Yakutsk. 1969.
Ocherk istorii iakutskoi sovetskoi literatury. Moscow, 1970.


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