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Mikhail Sholokhov

Soviet writer

Mikhail Aleksandrovich Sholokhov [1] (24 May 1905 – 21 February 1984) was a Soviet/Russian novelist and winner of the 1965 Nobel Prize in Literature.[2]

Mikhail Aleksandrovich Sholokhov
Sholokhov, 1938
Sholokhov, 1938
Born(1905-05-24)May 24, 1905
Vyoshenskaya, Russian Empire
DiedFebruary 21, 1984(1984-02-21) (aged 78)
Vyoshenskaya, Soviet Union
OccupationNovelist
NationalitySoviet
Notable awardsNobel Prize in Literature
1965

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And Quiet Flows the DonEdit

Sholokhov was accused of plagiarizing And Quiet Flows the Don, which made his international reputation. Sholokhov's detractors claimed that it was written by Fyodor Kryukov, a Cossack and anti-Bolshevik, who died in 1920. In 1987, several thousand pages of notes and drafts of the work were discovered and authenticated, including chapters excluded from the final draft. An analysis of the novel has unambiguously proved Sholokhov's authorship. The writing paper dates back to the 1920s: 605 pages are in Sholokhov's own hand, and 285 are transcribed by his wife Maria and sisters.

LegacyEdit

An asteroid in main-belt is named after him, 2448 Sholokhov.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. Mikhail Aleksandrovich Sholokhov (Russian: Михаи́л Алекса́ндрович Шо́лохов)
  2. NobelPrize.org "Mikhail Sholokhov"; retrieved 2012-9-19

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