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BORODIN Leonid

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Borodin, Leonid Ivanovich (p. 1939), Russian writer. Born April 14, 1939 in Irkutsk in a family of teachers. He studied at the Interior Ministry special school, where the left after 20 Congress (1956), then in the Irkutsk State University (expelled in 1957 for 'political rebelliousness'). In 1962 he graduated from the correspondence department of the Pedagogical Institute in Ulan-Ude. He worked as a history teacher, educator and director of the boarding schools. In 1965 joined the 'Social-Christian' organization, . for participation in which in 1967 was sentenced to 6 years in prison, . where he started his literary career: novels and short stories "The Tale of strange time", . award-winning French PEN 'Freedom' (1969) "Meeting" (1970), . "Gologor" (1974),
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In 1974-1975 - assistant yardmaster at the station Ochakovo in Moscow, in 1976-1978 - Deputy Director of the sanitary and epidemiological stations in Petushki (Vladimir Region).. Since 1978, published in the foreign Russian publishing house 'sowing' story "Option" (1978; hero - a political terrorist), . story "Rules of the Game" (1978), . dedicated to 'camp' theme, . "The third truth" (1979), . which are derived specifically national types 'righteous' and 'rebel' and show opposition to the Soviet regime and the Russian intelligentsia, . and peasant, . as well as the novel "The Parting" (1981-1982) of the typical intellectual capital in the second half of 20., . dissident in my thoughts and conformist behavior,
. In 1982, Borodin was again convicted for anti-Soviet activities in 1988, prematurely released. Borodin begin to publish at home, along with foreign awards he gets home (the Moscow government, the journals 'Youth' and 'Our Contemporary', 'Roman newspaper'). Since 1992, Borodin - Editor in Chief, 'Moscow'

. The main pathos of the works of Borodin - ethical choices, . field of action for which advocates a clash of personal interests ( 'truth'), . reference point - the Christian morality, . a plot canvas - usually, . dramatic, . even the tragic conflict (the arrest of his minor son of his father, . resistance taiga hunters encroachments on his liberty, . bloody battle over a woman, etc.),
. Characters of the writer is always recognizable, arguing - in the tradition of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky - 'unusualness', force and complexity of 'normal' person, his ability to think deeply, self-esteem and self-condemnation.

The problem of freedom at risk of selfishness, tyranny and cruelty, is devoted to the story "The trap for Adam" (1994), written not without the influence of traditions Dostoevsky (Legend of the Grand Inquisitor in The Brothers Karamazov). The lyrical story of Borodin's "Year of wonder and sadness" is addressed to the praise of the eternal values of nature, love, ability to tolerate and forgive. Mary Mnishek, one of the heroines of Russian 'troubled times' 17. (which parallels with today's Russia, Borodin quite distinct), is devoted to the historical novel "The Queen of the Troubles" (1996). In the fictional works of Borodin, . as in its activity in 1980-1990-s journalism, . marked bright linguistic imagery, . prone to rhetorical figures and ritmizovannoy verbal texture, . persistently carried out the idea of reviving Russia's statehood on the basis of orthodoxy.,


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