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Encyclopedia > Aleksandr Kuprin
Kuprin in Gatchina (cartoon from the 1910s)
Kuprin in Gatchina (cartoon from the 1910s)

Aleksandr Ivanovich Kuprin (Александр Иванович Куприн, September 7, 1870 in the Penza Oblast - August 25, 1938 in Leningrad) was a Russian writer, pilot, explorer and adventurer whose best known novellas include Moloch (1896), Olesya (1898), The Duel (1905), Junior Captain Rybnikov (1906), Emerald (1907), and The Garnet Bracelet (1911). Vladimir Nabokov styled him Russian Kipling for his stories about pathetic adventure-seekers. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (942x628, 173 KB) en:Aleksandr Kuprin in Gatchina. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (942x628, 173 KB) en:Aleksandr Kuprin in Gatchina. ... Gatchina is the city of 84900 inhabitants in the Leningrad oblast of the Russian Federation, 45 km south of St Petersburg by the road leading to Pskov. ... September 7 is the 250th day of the year (251st in leap years). ... 1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... Penza Oblast (Russian: ) is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast). ... August 25 is the 237th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (238th in leap years), with 128 days remaining. ... 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Saint Petersburg (Russian: Санкт-Петербу́рг, English transliteration: Sankt-Peterburg), colloquially known as Питер (transliterated Piter), formerly known as Leningrad (Ленингра́д, 1924–1991) and Petrograd (Петрогра́д, 1914–1924), is a city located in Northwestern Russia on the delta of the river Neva at the east end of the Gulf of Finland... Vladimir Nabokov This page is about the novelist. ... Rudyard Kipling, British author Joseph Rudyard Kipling (December 30, 1865 – January 18, 1936) was a British author and poet, born in India. ...


A son of Tatar princess, he tried many jobs in his life, working as an officer, circus performer, church singer, doctor, hunter, fisher, etc. His early short stories, including several on horses and other animals, seethe with love of life in all its manifestations. Kuprin's popularity spread quickly after Leo Tolstoy had acclaimed him as a true successor to Chekhov. The spy story Junior Captain Rybnikov (1906) has been called the pinnacle of his art. Subsequently he paid less and less interest to literature, sharing his time between pubs and brothels. His novel about the life of prostitutes, The Pit (1915), was accused by Russian critics of excessive Naturalism. Leo Tolstoy, late in life Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (Russian: Лев Никола́евич Толсто́й; commonly referred to in English as Leo Tolstoy) (September 9, 1828 – November 20, 1910, N.S.; August 28, 1828 – November 7, 1910, O.S.) was a Russian novelist, social reformer, pacifist, Christian anarchist, vegetarian, moral thinker and an influential member... Anton Chekhov, Russian writer Pavel Chekov, character in Star Trek Chekhov, town in Moscow Oblast, Russia Chekhov, town in Sakhalin Oblast, Russia Chekhovo, health resort in Bashkiria, Russia This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... For other meanings see Naturalism. ...


After the Russian Revolution Kuprin emigrated to France, but eventually returned to Moscow on May 31, 1937, just a year before his death. His return paved the way for publication of his works within Soviet Union. Kuprin is interred next to his fellow writers at the Volkovo Cemetery of Leningrad. The Russian Revolution of 1917 was a series of political events in Russia, which, after the elimination of the Russian autocracy system, and the Provisional Government (Duma), resulted in the establishment of the Soviet power under the control of the Bolshevik party. ... Moscow (Russian: Москва́, Moskva, IPA: ) is the capital of Russia and the countrys principal political, economic, financial, educational and transportation center, located on the river Moskva. ... May 31 is the 151st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (152nd in leap years), with 214 days remaining. ... 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ...


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Aleksandr Kuprin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (274 words)
Aleksandr Ivanovich Kuprin (Александр Иванович Куприн, September 7, 1870 in the Penza Oblast - August 25, 1938 in Leningrad) was a Russian writer, pilot, explorer and adventurer whose best known novellas include Moloch (1896), Olesya (1898), The Duel (1905), Junior Captain Rybnikov (1906), Emerald (1907), and The Garnet Bracelet (1911).
Kuprin's popularity spread quickly after Leo Tolstoy had acclaimed him as a true successor to Chekhov.
Kuprin is interred next to his fellow writers at the Volkovo Cemetery of Leningrad.
Aleksandr Ivanovich Kuprin - Biography and Works (685 words)
Aleksandr Ivanovich Kuprin (1870-1938), Russian writer, pilot, journalist, actor, circus worker and adventurer is best known for his novella The Duel (1905) and is considered one of the last proponents of the great tradition of Russian critical realism.
Aleksandr Ivanovich Kuprin was born on 26 August 1870, in the village of Navrochat, Penza Province, Russia.
His father, Ivan Ivanovich Kuprin was a minor government official and died of cholera at the age of thirty-seven so, Kuprin and his mother moved to a Widows' Home in Moscow in 1874.
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