Dudintsev, Vladimir

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(1918-1998) Russian author whose novel Not by Bread Alone (1956 Novy Mir; trans 1957) seemed at first to proclaim the Soviet thaw, but he was publicly reprimanded for it soon after its publication. A New Year's Tale (US trans Gabriella Azrael from "Novogodniaia skazka" [1956 Novy Mir] 1960 chap; simultaneous UK trans Max Hayward from same source; 1960 chap) is a kind of sf morality tale in which the protagonist, in the process of composing himself for his expected death, finds his life ironically transformed by his Discovery of a new source of cheap light and heat. [JC]

Vladimir Dmitrievich Dudintsev

born Dupiansk, Ukraine: 29 July 1918 [16 July 1918 old style]

died Moscow: 22 July 1998

works

  • A New Year's Tale (New York: E P Dutton, 1960) [story: chap: trans by Gabriella Azrael from "Novogodniaia skazka", first published in 1956 in Novy Mir: simultaneous with the title below: hb/]
  • A New Year's Tale (London: Hutchinson, 1960) [story: chap: trans by Max Hayward from "Novogodniaia skazka", first published in 1956 in Novy Mir: simultaneous with the title above: hb/]
  • Novogodniaia skazka (Moscow: Sovetskii pisatel', 1965) [story: chap: first book publication of original Russian text: hb/]

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