Vladimir Dudintsev

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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.


Eremin, D. “Chem zhiv chelovek?” Oktiabr’, 1956, no. 12.
Dymshits, A. “Pravda zhizni i kraski khudozhnika.” In his book V velikom pokhode. Moscow, 1962.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Pic is based on Vladimir Dudintsev's vaguely critical Soviet novel of the 1950s, when steel production was serious business.
Nor does a country live by bread alone, as the author Vladimir Dudintsev put it in the earlier thaw of the Khrushchev years-or indeed by sausage alone, as some Soviet economists seem to think today.
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