Aleshkovskii Joseph Yefimovich( Writer, poet, screenwriter.)
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Biography Aleshkovskii Joseph Yefimovich
Aleshkovskii Hughes, whose real name - Joseph Yefimovich (p. 1929), novelist, poet, writer.
Born on 21 September in Krasnoyarsk. The family then moved to Moscow Aleshkovskii. World War II interrupted his studies at the Moscow School. Seven Aleshkovskii evacuated.
In 1947 Aleshkovskii called up in the ranks of the Soviet Army. Served in the navy, but for breach of discipline shall be sentenced to four years in prison. 1950 - 53 - Camp. After his release, works as a driver, then at a construction site.
In 1955, returns to Moscow. Start to earn a living literary work: writing and publishing children's stories, short stories, scripts for film and television - Two tickets on the train "(1964)," Black-brown fox "(1967)," Shoo, two portfolios and a whole week " (1970).
At the same time working on stories and stories that could not be published due to the fact that were taboo in Soviet literature to (camp life, falsehood and hypocrisy running through Soviet reality, etc.). The most famous of these works - the novel "Nikolai". These products were distributed via samizdat, the author did very popular among the educated youth. Besides, he was the author of famous camp song: "Comrade Stalin, you're a great scientist," "Okurochek", "Soviet Easter" and others, who sang in the youth companies across the country. In 1979, some camp songs Aleshkovskii were printed in the Metropole, on ceasing to be anonymous. As a result, he was forced to emigrate. At first he lived in Vienna, where he wrote the novel "Carousel" (published in 1983), then received permission to enter the United States, where since 1979 and lives in Middletown (Conn.). In the United States have been published previously written works: in 1981 - "canary" (1974 - 75), in 1980 - "Masked" (1978), in 1980 - the novel "The Hand" (1977 - 80).
In 1982 published the story "Blue modest handkerchief". Hughes Aleshkovskii lives and works in the United States.