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Vladimir Dmitrievich DUDINTSEV

writer

Vladimir DUDINTSEV was a Ukrainian-born Russian writer who gained fame for his 1956 novel, Not by Bread Alone, published at the time of the Khruschev Thaw.

Background

DUDINTSEV, Vladimir was born in 1918 in Kupyansk, Kharkov Oblast.

Education

Law Faculty, Moscow State University

Career

1945 first work published. 1948 subjected to severe criticism in “Literaturnaya gazeta”. Subsequently censured for novel “Ne khlebom yedinym” (Not By Bread Alone) (1956), branded a “great social evil” at 1957 Board Plenum, Moscow Writers’ Union, and accused of “base skepticism” and “vilification”.

1941-1942 commanded infantry unit in Soviet Army. 1942-1943 with mil, tribunal in Siberia. 1946-1951 associate, newspaper “Komsomolskaya pravda”, and others.

Connections

father:
Claudia

mother:
Dmitry Dudintsev

spouse:
Natalia Gordeeva