GROSSMAN Vasyl( Writer, playwright)
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Biography GROSSMAN Vasyl
Grossman, Vasily Semenovich, real name - Grossman Joseph Solomonovich (1905 - 1964), novelist, playwright.
Born on November 29 (December 12, NS) in Berdichev family chemist, that determined the choice of his profession: he entered the Physics and Mathematics Faculty of Moscow State University, graduating in 1929. Until 1932 he worked in the Donbass chemical engineer, then became actively cooperate in the journal Literary Donbass ": in 1934 published his first novel" Glyukauf "(from the life of the Soviet miners), then the story" In the city of Berdichev ". Gorky drew attention to the young author, supported him by typing "Glyukauf" in the new edition of the almanac "Year XVII" (1934). Grossman moved to Moscow, becomes a professional writer.
Before the war, was published first novel by the writer Stepan Kol'chugin "(1937 - 40).
During World War II was a correspondent for the newspaper "Krasnaya Zvezda", passing along with the Army way to Berlin, published a series of stories about people's struggle against the fascist invaders. In 1942 in "Red Star" was published novel "The people are immortal" - one of the most successful works on the events of the war.
Play "If you believe the Pythagoreans," written before the war and published in 1946, provoked sharp criticism. In 1952 started the publication of the novel "For a just cause," which also was criticized because it does not meet the official point of view on war. Grossman had to rewrite the book. Continuation - novel "Life and Fate" was confiscated in 1961. Fortunately, the book was preserved, and in 1975 came to the West. In 1980 the novel was published. Parallel Grossman wrote another in 1955 - "Everything flows, too, was confiscated in 1961, but the version, completed in 1963, a self-published in 1970, was published in Frankfurt. B. Grossman died in 1964 on 14 September in Moscow.