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LESKOV Nikolai Semenovich

( Russian writer.)

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Biography LESKOV Nikolai Semenovich
(1831-1895)
Born 4 (16) in February 1831 with. Gorokhov Orel province. They called him the most national of the writers of Russia, . but in his spiritual formation of the significant role played by the Ukrainian culture, . which was close to him for eight years in Kiev in the early years of life, . and English, . he has mastered through years of close communication with senior relative of the wife of A. Scott,
. In St. Petersburg, where Leskov lived from 1861 until his death, he played the role of the provincial writer, constantly confront the main currents of the capital's literary life.
Performance Leskov very diverse. The persistence of interest Leskov religion displayed in the novel-chronicle Soboryane (1872), stories Sealed Angel (1873) and At World's End (1875). Lefty (1881) - a famous example of his comic, original language. On the contrary, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (1865) - a cruel tale of illicit passion and murder, which differs from all other works of Leskov. The Enchanted Wanderer (1873) - Russian picaresque novel, in which, however, the narrator himself does not cheat, but rather a victim of fraudsters. In the story non-fatal Golovan (1880) shows one of many comic characters, Leskov inscribed in Russia's colorful scenes of provincial life. Polunoschniki (1891) - detailed defense Tolstoyism which brings together all the essential features of Leskov-narrator: his folk tale where the narrator stands central character; linguistic virtuosity, humor and his special ability to get around censorship. The last masterpiece of Leskov - Rabbit remise (1894) is a prophet exposing the hunt for dissidents.

Leskov died in St. Petersburg on February 21 (March 5) 1895.


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