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Chakovski, Alexander Borisovich


CHAKOVSKI, ALEXANDER BORISOVICH (1913–1994), author and journalist. Chakovski's trilogy Eto bylo v Leningrade ("It Happened in Leningrad," 1948) deals with the years 1942–45, when he was a front-line war correspondent. In 1954 he became chief editor of Inostrannaya Literature and in 1962 of Literaturnaya Gazeta. Becoming secretary of the Soviet Writers' Union in 1963, he was prominent in public life and traveled abroad. His works include Tridstat dney v Parizhe ("Thirty Days in Paris," 1955) and Svet dalyokoy zvezdy (1963; Light of a Distant Star, 1965).

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