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AFANASYEV Alexander Stepanovich

( novelist and ethnographer)

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in the literature known as Afanas'eva-Chuzhbinskogo, writer and ethnographer. Born in 1817 in the county Lubenskoe Poltava Province. After graduating in 1835, high school science Prince Bezborodko, A. entered a cadet in Belgorod Lancers, in 1843, retired. In 1847, a. was appointed editor of the informal part of the Voronezh Provincial Gazette; two years later, again retired. The first printed product of a. was the poem "The Ring" ( "Contemporary", 1838, t. XI), the signature Chuzhbinsky, under the pseudonym of his work appeared before 1851, when the lights went out in his "Gallery of Polish writers" (5 parts) and "Russian soldiers", stories in verse (2 issues), signed by its proper name. Since 1853, he signed permanently AA-Chuzhbinsky. Has worked in many magazines: Literary supplement to the Russian Invalid "," Galatea "," Illustrations, "" Son of the Fatherland "," Pantheon "," St. Petersburg. Gazette, The Contemporary, "Russian Messenger", "Sea collection", "Russian Word", "basis" and other. In 1856, Alexander, at the invitation of Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolayevich, at one time with Ostrovsky, Pisemsky, Mikhailov and Maximov, was sent to study the life and customs of riverine and coastal areas of Russia. A. elected the Dnieper, the more familiar territory to him, and the results of their research presented in a number of items, were subsequently two volumes "The trip to southern Russia (St. Petersburg, 1861). His other works: "The Dictionary of Little-Russian dialect" (the letters A - Z. "Proceedings of the Academy of Sciences for the Division of Russian Language and Literature, 1855, t. IV and St. Petersburg alone., 1855), "Remembering the T.G. Shevchenko (St. Petersburg, 1861), "Sketches of the past" (4 hours, St. Petersburg., 1863), "Sketches of the past. City Smurov "(Dawn, 1871)," Sketches of the past. Fan "(St. Petersburg, 1872)," St. Petersburg players "- a novel (St. Petersburg, 1872). In 1864, a. founded the "St. Petersburg leaf; edited the 70-ies" Shop for Foreign Literature, "in 1875 -" News ". In the last years of his life a. Peter and Paul was the caretaker of the museum, died in St. Petersburg. September 6, 1875. The greatest success of all written A. malorossiyskie had his poems, some of them, for example: "Tell the truth my good mini Cossack" is still very popular. Enjoyed in his time success and fictional works of A., especially the "St. Petersburg players," but among the writers he has a very modest place, his works lack serious artistic value. Much higher cost his ethnographic work, in which a lot of observation. Dictionary of Little-Russian dialect "was greeted sympathetically by the Academy of Sciences, Ukrainian expert but treated him fairly negative


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