Some other famous Russian Authors
Mikhail Afanasievich Bulgakov
Birth Date: May 15, 1891
Death Date: March 10, 1940
Place of Birth: Kiev, Ukraine
Mikhail Bulgakov was a famous Russian novelist, playwright and short stories writer.Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
His most popular novels were the Master and Margarita (1967) and the Heart of a Dog (1968).
Birth Date: January 29, 1860
Death Date: July 14, 1904
Place of Birth: Taganrog, Russia
Anton Chekhov is a famous Russian short story writer, dramatist and playwright. He began to freelance as a journalist and writer of comic sketches. He produced several masterpieces of the one-act plays.Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoyevsky (surname also written Dostoevsky, Dostoevskii)
The most popular Anton Chekhov plays are Ivanov (1887), The Wood Demon (1888), The Bear (1888), The Wedding (1889), The Seagull (1897), Uncle Vanya (1899), The Three Sisters (1901) and The Cherry Orchard (1904).
Birth Date: October 30, 1821
Death Date: January 29, 1881
Place of Birth: Moscow, Russia
Dostoyevsky is one of the greatest writers in world literature. Novelist, journalist, and short-story writer. His best-known novels are Prestupleniye i nakazaniye (1866; Crime and Punishment) and Bratya Karamazovy (1880; The Brothers Karamazov). Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
1847-1849; political prisoner at a prison labor camp in Tobolsk, Russia,
1850-54; Vremya (journal), Russia, co-owner and editor,
1861-63; Epokha (journal), Russia, co-owner and editor,
1864-65; Grazhdanin (journal; title means "The Citizen"), Russia, editor and columnist,
1871-74; Dnevnik pisatelya (monthly journal), Russia, owner, author, and publisher,
1876-77, 1881. Public Speaker.
Birth Date: March 20, 1809
Death Date: February 21, 1852
Place of Birth: Sorochincy, Ukraine
Gogol was born in Sorochintsi in Ukraine, but moved to Saint Petersburg in 1828. In 1831, he met Alexander Pushkin, who supported him as a writer and became his friend. He later taught history at Saint Petersburg University from 1834 to 1835.
He went on to write a number of short stories set in Saint Petersburg, including "Nevsky Prospekt", the Diary of a Madman, "The Overcoat", and "The Nose" (which was later turned into an opera by Dmitri Shostakovich). However, it was his farce The Inspector General, produced in 1836, which first drew him to the public's attention as a writer.
Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin
Birth Date: May 26, 1799
Death Date: January 29, 1837
Place of Birth: Moscow, Russia
Place of Death: St. Petersburg, Russia
The Russian poet and prose writer Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin (1799-1837) ranks as the country's greatest poet. He not only brought Russian poetry to its highest excellence but also had a decisive influence on Russian literature in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Russian 19th century author who often has been considered his country's greatest poet and the founder of modern Russian literature. Pushkin blended Old Slavonic with vernacular Russian into a rich, melodic language. He was the first to use everyday speech in his poetry. Pushkin's Romantic contemporaries were Byron (d. 1824) and Goethe (d. 1832), but his ironic attitude can be connected to the literature of the 18th century, especially to Voltaire. Pushkin wrote some 800 lyrics with a dozen narrative poems. Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev
Birth Date: October 28, 1818
Death Date: September 4, 1883
Place of Birth: Oryol, Russia
Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev was a famous Russian short story writer, novelist and playwright.
The most popular Ivan Turgenev novels and stories are Fathers and Sons (1862), Notes of a Hunter (The Hunter's Sketches) (1852), Rudin (1857), Mumu,A Nest of Nobles (Home of the Gentry) (1859),Asya (1858), First Love (1860).