To Chekhov's Memory

To Chekhov s Memory Write write as much as possible he would say to young novelists It does not matter if it does not come off Later on it will come off The chief thing is do not waste your youth and elasticity It s no

  • Title: To Chekhov's Memory
  • Author: Aleksandr Ivanovich Kuprin
  • ISBN: 9781419190230
  • Page: 464
  • Format: Paperback
  • Write, write as much as possible he would say to young novelists It does not matter if it does not come off Later on it will come off The chief thing is, do not waste your youth and elasticity It s now the time for working See, you write superbly, but your vocabulary is small You must acquire words and turns of speech, and for this you must write every day.

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    1. Aleksandr Ivanovich Kuprin

      Aleksandr Ivanovich Kuprin Russian 7 September 1870 in the village of Narovchat in the Penza Oblast August 25, 1938 in Leningrad was a Russian writer, pilot, explorer and adventurer who is perhaps best known for his story The Duel 1905 Other well known works include Moloch 1896 , Olesya 1898 , Junior Captain Rybnikov 1906 , Emerald 1907 , and The Garnet Bracelet 1911 which was made into a 1965 movie Vladimir Nabokov styled him the Russian Kipling for his stories about pathetic adventure seekers, who are often neurotic and vulnerable Kuprin was a son of Ivan Ivanovich Kuprin, a minor government official who died of cholera during 1871 at the age of thirty seven years His mother, Liubov Alekseevna Kuprina, Tatar princess of the Kulunchakovs , like many other nobles in Russia, had lost most of her wealth during the 19th century Kuprin attended the Razumovsky boarding school during 1876, and during 1880 finished his education in the Second Moscow Military High School Cadet Corps and Alexander Military School, spending a total of ten years in these elite military institutions His first short story, The Last Debut, was published during 1889 in a satirical periodical In February 1902, Kuprin and Maria Karlovna Davydova were married, their daughter Lidia born in 1903 Kuprin s mother died during 1910.Kuprin ended military service during 1894, after which he tried many types of job, including provincial journalism, dental care, land surveying, acting, circus performer, church singer, doctor, hunter, fisher, etc Reportedly, all of these were subsequently reflected in his fiction His first essays were published in Kiev in two collections Reportedly, although he lived in an age when writers were carried away by literary experiments, Kuprin did not seek innovation and wrote only about the things he himself had experienced and his heroes are the next generation after Chekhov s pessimists Although the 1896 short story Moloch first made his name known as a writer, it was his novel The Duel 1905 which made him famous Kuprin was highly praised by fellow writers including Anton Chekhov, Maxim Gorky, Leonid Andreyev, Nobel Prize winning Ivan Bunin and Leo Tolstoy who acclaimed him a true successor to Chekhov After publication of The Duel he paid less and less interest to fancy literature and began to spend time in pubs and brothels His sensationalist novel about the lurid life of prostitutes, The Pit 1915 , was accused by Russian critics of excessive Naturalism.Although not a conservative, he did not agree with Bolshevism While working for a brief time with Maxim Gorky at the World Literature publishing company, he criticized the Soviet regime During spring 1919, from Gatchina near Petrograd, Kuprin left the country for France He lived in Paris for most of the next 17 years, succumbing to alcoholism He wrote about this in much of his work He eventually returned to Moscow on May 31, 1937, just a year before his death, at the height of the Great Purge His return earned publication of his works within the Soviet Union.Kuprin died during the spring of 1938 in Leningrad and is interred near his fellow writers at the Literaturskiye Mostki in the Volkovo Cemetery Volkovskoye Memorial Cemetery in Leningrad A minor planet 3618 Kuprin, discovered by Soviet astronomer Nikolai Stepanovich Chernykh in 1979 is named after him.Reportedly, even today, Alexander Kuprin remains one of the widest read classics in Russian literature , with many films based on his works, which are also read over the radio , partly due to his vivid stories of the lives of ordinary people and unhappy love, his descriptions of the military and brothels, making him a writer for all times and places.

    244 thoughts on “To Chekhov's Memory”


    1. Excellent memoir about a very interesting man. Chekhov is one of my favorite authors, and this was an intriguing read.


    2. Chekhov was wonderful etc. Some sweet anecdotes, nothing terribly interesting. I have learned however, that he hated cats. Also, that Kuprin is a terrible writer. Anyway, I remember reading before that Bunin wrote an entire book on Chekhov? I wonder if that's worth looking into.


    3. "To Chekhov's Memory" by Alexander Kuprin.To mark the 150th anniversary of Anton Chekhov's birth, a unique, first-hand portrait of Anton Chekhov final years in Yalta.Read by Ben Whishaw.Broadcast on:BBC Radio 3, 7:45pm Friday 22nd January 2010Categories:Factual, Arts, Culture & the Media, History, Music, ClassicalProduced by Sasha Yevtushenko.-----------About the author (wiki sourced):Aleksandr Ivanovich KuprinBorn August 26 [O.S. September 7:] 1870Narovchat, Penza OblastDied August 25, 1938 [...]



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