Vasily Pavlovich


Vasily Pavlovich Aksenov was a Russian writer, playwright and screenwriter, translator, teacher. He was born on August 20, 1932 in Kazan in the family of a party worker. After graduating from the Leningrad Medical Institute, V.P. Aksenov worked as a doctor for several years. In 1960, the literary magazine Yunost published his story “Colleagues”, which tells about three medical friends starting an independent life. This work brought the author wide popularity, and Vasily Aksenov became one of the brightest representatives of youth prose. The novels “Star Ticket” and “Oranges from Morocco” that followed the “Colleagues” caused a lively discussion in Soviet literary circles. In the 1970s, V.P. Aksenov’s works were published not only in the USSR, but also abroad. Aksenov’s work is characterized by constant experimentation and a desire for non-standard artistic solutions. In some works, he mixes realism with the methods of the Russian literary avant-garde of the 1920s. In other works, he continues the tradition of N. V. Gogol’s grotesque and M. A. Bulgakov. The novel “The Burn” (1975) contains confessional elements, as well as self-irony characteristic of the author. The works created by Aksenov in exile, such as “The Yolk of an Egg” (1989), “The Moscow Saga” (1992), “The New Sweet Style” (1998), seek to find a connection between the past and a new personal experience. In Moscow, a memorial plaque was installed on the house where Vasily Aksenov lived from 1967 to 1981, until emigration to the United States.

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