Dovlatov Sergei Donatovich
(1941 - 1990), writer.
Born September 3 in Ufa, where the family was in evacuation. Since 1945 he lived in Leningrad, where he graduated from school and entered the Faculty of Leningrad University, who failed to finish: he was expelled after the third course.
He was drafted into the Soviet Army, where he served as supervisor in the criminal camp for special treatment. "What I saw completely shocked me - write Dovlatov
. - I saw how low a person could fall. And how high it can soar ". After returning to Leningrad begins to write "the Zone", although aware of its inability to publish.
He earned a living mostly in journalism. Three years was a correspondent for the Tallinn newspaper Sovetskaya Estonia. Some time working guide in the Pushkin Reserve, later to write about it in their stories. Some stories Dovlatova
in 1976 have been published abroad in the "Continent". For this was expelled from the USSR Union of Journalists.
In 1978 he emigrated to the United States (wife and daughter had left earlier), he lived in New York. Since mid-1980 is popular among the readers is highly appreciated by western critics. Has published twelve books, which came out in America and Europe in five languages. Major works Dovlatov
: "Zone. Notes of the guard "(1982)," Stories, "" Our "(1983)," Compromise "(1981)," Sanctuary "(1983)," Craft "(1985);" Suitcase "(1986).
August 24, 1990 Sergei Dovlatov
the peak of his fame died in New York.
- Unofficial site with. D. Dovlatov. His biography, bibliography, photo album, the publication of the writer, a selection of his works, a collection of links to other online resources devoted to the writer.
- Unofficial site with
. D. Dovlatov. His biography, photo album, products, publications of the writer.
- Mitka C. D. Dovlatov.
- With. D. Dovlatov at the All-Russia family tree. There is a link to his works.