Aizman David Yakovlevich( Russian-Jewish writer)
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Born in 1869 in Nikolayev, in an intellectual family, whose members played a prominent role in the movement palestinofilskom. Nicholas graduated from the course of a secondary school, he studied painting at the Odessa Art College and at the Paris Ecole des Beaux-Arts. Lived for a time in a remote French village, life is often described in his stories. In the 1890's placed in the Odessa newspapers feuilleton. In 1901 his story was "a little to the side" was published in "Russian Wealth". In the same magazine stories have appeared: "An atrocity," "Friends," "Countrymen," "Atonement," "Enemies". And Other Stories. (In a Foreign Land, . "Slave", . "Ice drift", . "The Heart of Being", . "Without the sky", . "Morning Anchlya", . "In the street Rozier", . "Bloody Deluge", . "Allies" and others) were published in "Education", . Journal for All, . "Modern World", . collections of "Knowledge", . Voskhod, . "Jewish world", . various anthologies and in Paris "Red Banner" Amfiteatrov,
. In 1904, "Russian Wealth," published a collection of short stories A. known as "black days". The amended form, this collection appeared in 1906 in the publication "Knowledge". The same "knowledge", but in Berlin, published a drama. "Thistle" (1907). In 1908, not without success, went to the Imperial stage play A. "Wives". A Collection. sympathetically was criticized, and so far it is placed in its stories are the most interesting part of a written. They have a genuine warmth and lyricism. With great sincerity developed the main theme throughout all the literary activity of A.: the tragic psychology of Russian-Jewish intellectuals, in which the "black days" - the period of pogroms - undermine patriotism-stepmother. New fictional material in the first stories A. Psychology was a Jewish immigrant, . which is well settled in cultural exile, . and which, . unless, . because of the perceived depth of the democratic outlook, . irresistibly drawn back into the dark, . uncultured Russia, . to work in favor of the peasant and the poor in general,
. And not only intellectual pulls back to the country of pogroms, but also over a simple Jewish emigrants power homeland irresistible. Outside of this motif, A. in his first stories drew dire poverty of the Jewish proletariat, and gave an interesting type of Don Quixote from the petty Jewish environment. However, A. made fun of pathetic representatives of the Jewish bourgeoisie. Funny slang of Russian-Jewish speech some of the characters of "Black Day" gave them a kind of coloring. Further literary activity A. not a step forward. His new stories are not devoid of talent, external effects, and interest, but they chase after more beautiful than true art and true beauty. There was the relentless pursuit of melodramatic effects. Just dozens of piles by rape, madness, murder and suicide. Under various pretexts, how images nymphomania and erotomania, how episodes of riots and police brutality, is presented and pornography. In general, A. lost simplicity, and the writings of his striking relief overexcitement. S. Vengerov.