Shklovski, Isaac Vladimirovich

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SHKLOVSKI, ISAAC VLADIMIROVICH (pseud. Dioneo ; 1865–1935), Russian writer. Born in Yelizavetgrad (now Kirovograd), he started his literary career at the age of 16, contributing short stories, essays, and reviews for publications in south Russia. He was deported for his political activity to Sredne-Kolymsk, northern Siberia, from 1886 to 1892. There he became intimate with the life of the native population, about which he wrote in his Siberian notes, Na kraynem severo-vostoke Sibiri (1895; In Far North-East Siberia, 1916). In 1896 he moved to London, where he served as correspondent of Russkiye Vedomosti and other Russian journals, thus acquainting the Russian reader with life in England. His articles appeared later as books under such titles as Ocherki sovremennoy Anglii ("Notes on Contemporary England," 1903); Angliyskiye siluety ("English Silhouettes," 1905); and Angliya posle voyny ("Post–War England," 1924).


J. Frumkin et al. (eds.), Russian Jewry 18601917 (1967), 271.