Forsh, Olga (1873–1961)

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Forsh, Olga (1873–1961)

Russian novelist and short-story writer. Name variations: Ol'ga Dmitrievna Forsh. Born 1873 in Russia; died 1961.

Studied art and taught drawing at high school; historical novels, which often explore moral or psychological conflict, include Clad in Stone (1924), The Contemporaries (1926), The Hot Shop (1926), The Mad Ship (1931), The Symbolists (1933), Radischev (trilogy, 1932–39), and Pioneers of Liberty (1953); also wrote film scripts, including Palace and Fortress, and plays, including Copernicus' Death (1919).

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