Bazhov Pavel Petrovich( Writer)
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Biography Bazhov Pavel Petrovich
Bazhov Pavel Petrovich (1879-1950), writer.
Born on January 15 (27 NS) in Sysertskom plant, near Yekaterinburg, the family metallurgical Wizard.
He studied at a religious school (1889-93) in Yekaterinburg, then in the Perm Theological Seminary (1893-99). During the study participated in the speeches of seminarians against teachers reactionaries, resulting in a received a certificate with a note about "political unreliability". This prevented him do as he dreamed, in Tomsk University. Bazhov worked as a teacher of Russian language and literature in Yekaterinburg, then Kamyshlov. During these years, carried away Urals folk tales.
Since the beginning of the revolution "went to the work of community organizations, has been in contact with the workers of the railway depot, standing on the Bolshevik position. In 1918, volunteered for the Red Army, participated in combat operations in the Ural front. In 1923-29 he lived in Sverdlovsk, and worked in the office of the Peasants' newspaper, in 1924 speaking on its pages with sketches of the old factory way of life, the Civil War. At this time they were written more than forty tales on the themes of the Ural factory folklore.
In 1939 comes Bazhova most famous work - a collection of fairy tales "Malachite Box", for which the writer receives State Award. Later Bazhov supplemented the book with new tales.
During World War Bazhov takes care not only about the Sverdlovsk writers, but writers who were evacuated from the different cities of the Union. After the war the writer's vision has been severely weakened, but he continued and editorial work, and gathering, and creative use of folklore.
In 1946 he was elected deputy of the Supreme Council: "... now do the other - you have to write much on the applications of their voters.
In 1950 in early December, P. Bazhov died in Moscow. Buried in Sverdlovsk.