Serafimovich Alexander S.( Writer)
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Biography Serafimovich Alexander S.
Serafimovich (real name - Popov), Alexander S. (1863 - 1949), writer.
Born on January 7 (19 NS) in the village of Lower Kurmoyarskoy. The Don Cossack region, in a family of Cossack Captain. Childhood years spent in the Cossack regiments in Poland. In 1873 the family returned to the Don River to the village of Ust-Medveditsk. Entered study in the classical gymnasium.
The death of his father and material deprivation complicated life, but he graduated from high school and in 1883 joined the Mathematics Department of Physics and Mathematics Faculty of St. Petersburg University. Feeling a lack of knowledge, attending additional classes of individual professors at the Law and the natural faculties and shtudiruet socio-economic sciences. Moving closer to the revolutionary-minded student community. In 1887 was recruited to the question in the case of A. Ulyanov and exiled to Arkhangelsk province under the supervision of the police, where he stayed for three years.
Returning to the Don (1890), has established links with local groups, the People, the leading propaganda among the workers.
Impressions of reference are reflected in his first story - "On the ice floe" (1889), "Desert Snow", "In the flesh" (1890), marked the Assumption and Korolenko. In those years working in the provincial editions of "Don lives," Priazovskii edge, live lessons. In 1901, he published the first book Serafimovicha - "Sketches and Stories" - which decided the fate of the writer: he moved to Moscow (1902) and entirely given to literary and journalistic work.
Meets with Gorky, works in the publishing house "Knowledge", which in 1903 - 08 has produced three volumes of his stories.
During the First World War was at the front of the health unit, as later would write in his essays and short stories.
From the earliest days of the October Revolution is actively involved in the cultural construction of the young republic: in charge of art and literature section of Izvestia, the Moscow City Council agitmassovym department, was a military correspondent for Pravda.
General Ledger Serafimovicha became the novel "The Iron Flood," which he wrote two and a half years (published in 1924), seeking to convey the truth "... is not photographic, but ... synthetic, generalized ".
In 1930 Serafimovich made a series of essays on collectivization - "By Don steppe, with stories about past and present.
During World War II, despite his advanced age - over 80 years - went to the front in the battle of Orel region. Died Serafimovich in Moscow on 19 January 1949.