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Alexander Kuprin
Birth: Sep. 7, 1870
Death: Aug. 25, 1938

Author. Born in Narovchat, Russia, he published his first tales in 1894 and moved to St. Petersburg in 1901 to concentrate on writing. His style combined stark realism with romantic and even sentimental ideas. Leo Tolstoy admired Kuprin, and in the years before World War I Kuprin's short stories were nearly as popular as those of Anton Chekhov. His biggest success was his novel "The Pit" (1909), a controversial expose of prostitution in Odessa that still holds up today. Kuprin's stories include "Hamlet", "The Duel", "The Last Word", "The Horse Thieves", "Tale of the Trampled Flower", "A Clump of Lilacs", and "Mechanical Jurisprudence". "To Chekhov's Memory" (1921), a short memoir, was his last important work. A staunch anti-communist, Kuprin fled Russia after the October 1917 Revolution. He settled in Paris, but lost his creative voice there and produced little of merit. In 1937, desperately homesick and ailing from cancer, Kuprin returned to his homeland and died in St. Petersburg (then called Leningrad) the following year.  (bio by: Bobb Edwards) 
Literatorskie Mostki
Saint Petersburg
Saint Petersburg Federal City, Russia
Plot: Literatorskie Mostki Section
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Bobb Edwards
Record added: Dec 26, 2004
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Alexander Kuprin
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