Babik Konstantin( Russian writer)
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Biography Babik Konstantin
The first story of his "childhood in the village" is placed in the Russian Messenger "(1861, . N 5) and brought hope for the emergence of new fiction talent: in her heat, . though not without a mixture of sentimentality, . shows the ugly life in our pre-reform provincial village,
. The St. Petersburg journals opened their pages to a beginning novelist provincial. In 1863 his story was "backwoods" in the magazine "Time" (N 4), the following year in "The Age" - the novel "A lonely street" (N 10 - 12) and in 1867 in "Notes of the Fatherland" Sly misled "Zamoskvoretsky manners (N 7). Both of these works came out in Moscow and in book form in 1869. Finally, in 1869, is printed in "Dawn" story: "The captain of bells and the girl corduroy". These and ended his journalistic activity. His best work remains the "dark street" - a true picture of life in Moscow angles, the ancestor of "unknown", "Rasteriaieff" and other back streets that have appeared since then in our fiction. Adding to this novel, first novel of the author and his essay Zamoskvoretsky mores in "Notes of the Fatherland", we get all that is best in works of B. All the rest belongs to the field of speculations. Thus, in 1870 it amounted to "Selling Women" - pictures of public debauchery in the East, the Middle Ages, in the ancient world and currently. This is purely pornographic collection, although a cut of the serious books Parent du Chatelet, Paul Lacroix and others, but issued a direct order to act on erotic inclinations half-educated masses. Then, . telling about the corners and the streets all the deaf, . that he could discern, . B., . not finding a more suitable subjects in the narrow sphere medium-sized talent, . began writing sketches and scenes of street illustrated and humorous leaflets: "Entertainment", . "Alarm" and other,
. Tom petty stories Babikova released in Moscow in 1872 in the collection under the title: "peace and quiet, and the following year, in early August, B. died of consumption, in dire need, 32 years, increasing only the number of undeveloped talent himself, and dashed hopes of Russian literature.