Aleksei Ivanovich Svirskii
Aleksei Svirskii, USSR Author.
Svirskii, Aleksei was born on October 8, 1865.
Probably born in Zhitomir in the Ukraine into a poor Jewish workingclass family. Lost his parents and became a homeless child wandering around the country. Began writing about his adventures in 1892.
First story published in 1893 -Rostovskie Trushchoby (Rostov’s Slums). V Stenakh Tiur’my (Inside a Prison) was about his imprisonment as a thief in 1894. Evreiskie Rasskazy and Deti Ulitsy were published in 1909.
The heroes of his books are drunkards, thieves and prostitutes. Other books: Istoriia Moei Zhizni (Story of My Life), 1929-1934, 2nd reprint in 1940.