COLON Alexey( Russian poet and writer.)
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Biography COLON Alexey
Born on August 24 (5 September) 1817 in St. Petersburg. Personal friend of Alexander II, he declined the offer to become adjutant of the king, and contented honorary office manager of the court hunting. The most famous ballads on the theme of Russian history, historical novel The Prince Silver (1863) from the times of Ivan the Terrible and the dramatic trilogy (1866-1870) Death of Ivan the Terrible, Tsar Fyodor Ivanovich, and King Boris. The last two plays were long banned by the censor, . as in the drama king Fyodor Ivanovich Tolstoy portrayed the tragic fate of the simple-king: wanting to do good, . but unable to understand the tangled politics of the time, . He brings misfortune to all, . who would like to help,
Tolstoy was a Westerner and a staunch opposition to a free and civilized co-existence of Kievan Rus, as part of the Western world the brutal tyranny of Ivan the Terrible and Muscovy, withheld until his days. Among his most important poems - John of Damascus, where the alleged freedom of art, and dragon, the life of revivalist Italy. Tolstoy - author of several satirical works, including comic history of Russia, where Russia is ridiculed longing for order and flow of the poem Bogatyr, withering as Moscow tyranny and radical absurdity of the latest days. In the same sarcastic way Tolstoy and his cousins, Alex, Vladimir and Alexander Zhemchuzhnikov, writing under the collective pseudonym Kozma Prutkov. Prutkov portrayed extremely limited bureaucrat, . imagined himself a writer; raunch of his poems and general impenetrable stupidity were to be barrier satirical literary pretensions numerous minor writers, . touted contemporaries,
. Tolstoy was subjected to severe criticism for, . that he has not acceded to any of the social trends of his time, but humanity, . lofty ideals and aesthetic qualities of his works provide him a worthy place in Russian literature,
Tolstoy died in his estate Red Horn on September 28 (10 October) 1875.