Vladimir Dmitrievich Dudintsev

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Dudintsev, Vladimir Dmitrievich


Born July 29, 1918, in Kupiansk, Kharkov Oblast. Soviet Russian author.

Dudintsev graduated from the Moscow Law Institute in 1940. He participated in the Great Patriotic War (1941-45). Dudintsev’s first work was published in 1933. He was an essayist on Komsomol’skaia pravda from 1946 to 1951. His collection of stories With Seven Bogatyrs was published in 1952. His novel Not by Bread Alone (1956), portraying a Soviet inventor in conflict with bureaucrats and timeservers, was criticized in the press for being too negative. Dudintsev is also a literary critic and a translator of the languages of the peoples of the USSR.


Povesti i rasskazy. Moscow, 1959.
Novogodniaia skazka. [Moscow] 1965.
Ne khlebom edinym. Moscow, 1968.


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