Fedin

Fedin

[fye-dyin]
Fedin, Konstantin Aleksandrovich, 1892-1977, Russian novelist. Fedin was interned in Germany during World War I and returned to Russia in 1918. His first novels, Cities and Years (1924) and The Brothers (1928), concern the intellectual's problems in adjusting to Soviet society. Fedin traveled in Europe during the 1930s and based his novel The Rape of Europe (1934-35) on his observations. The three realistic novels of his postwar cycle—Early Joys (1945-46, tr. 1960), No Ordinary Summer (1948, tr. 1950), and The Bonfire (1961)—are among his best work, and the first two were awarded Stalin Prizes. They describe life in a small Russian town in the early 20th cent. Fedin also wrote reminiscences of Gorky (1943-44).

See J. M. Blum, Konstantin Fedin (1967).

Konstantin Aleksandrovich Fedin (Константин Александрович Федин) (24 February, 1892) — July 15, 1977) was a Russian novelist and poet.

Fedin was born in Saratov, Russia. During the 1920s, he belonged to a literary group called the Serapion Brothers, who supported the Revolution but wanted freedom for literature and the arts. His first story, The Orchard, was published in 1920. Other well-known novels include An Unusual Summer and Cities and Years.

From 1959 until his death he served as chair of the Union of Soviet Writers.

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  • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/RUSfedin.htm
  • http://www.sovlit.com/bios/fedin.html

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