Zorich, A

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Zorich, A


(pseudonym of Vasilii Timofeevich Lokot’). Born 1899 in Borzna, in what is now Chernigov Oblast; died in 1937. Soviet Russian writer, one of the first Soviet topical satirists.

Zorich worked for Pravda and, later, Izvestiia. An important place in his work is occupied by stories of revolutionary heroes that are permeated by romantic enthusiasm. Zorich traveled a great deal throughout the country and published travel sketches. The films Don Diego and Pelageia and The Girl Hastens to a Tryst were based on his scenarios.


Izbr. rasskazy. Moscow, 1932.
Legkomyslennaia povest’. Leningrad, 1934.
Samoe glavnoe: Rasskazy, ocherki, feletony. Moscow, 1961. [Preface by F. Levin.]
Sozvezdie Oriona: Rasskazy• Kiev, 1963.


Russkie sovetskie pisateli-prozaiki: Biobibliograficheskii ukazatel’, vol. 7 (supplement), part 1. Moscow, 1971.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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