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Aleksandr Konstantinovich Voronskii

Aleksandr Voronskii, USSR Literary critic.

Background

  • Voronskii, Aleksandr was born on August 31, 1884 in the village of Khoroshavka, near Tambov. Son of a village priest.

  • Career

    • Expelled from the local seminary. Bolshevik from 1904. Before World War I, engaged in underground party work in many Russian towns. After the October Revolution, became the editor of the first communist literary magazine, Krasnaia Nov’, 1921-1927.

      Insisted on literary, rather than propagandistic, value in literature. Removed from the editorship (for Trotskyism), 1927. In 1924, founded the literary group Pereval, which was liquidated in the 1930s.

    Religion

    Every religion forces people to rely on outside authority, thus depriving them to become self-sufficient.

    Views

    Strong communist party can create a new and better society with neither rich nor poor.

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    Born August 31, 1884
    Died October 13, 1943
    (aged 59)
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