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Tag: Valentin Kataev

The Bookshelf: Istanbul

The biggest impression of those first days was the sight of the open sea. For a day and two nights, .....

Unhappy love for Suok and other vicissitudes of the Odessa intellectual Yuri Olesha

Yuri Olesha is a very controversial and tragic figure in literature. Although the first books written and lifted him to .....

15 thoughts of Valentin Kataev about everything in the world

The famous phrase that Valentin Petrovich Kataev is a world famous writer is certainly true. But these are dry, general .....

Osip Shor: the story of the real prototype of the great schemer

Many knows about Ostap Bender. And it is known that this collective character, but there was still a prototype. His .....

The Bookshelf: The Suicide

Kataev was born in Odessa (then Russian Empire, now Ukraine) into the family of Pyotr Vasilievich Kataev, a Court councillor and a teacher at the Odessa Female .....

The Bookshelf: The Beautiful Trousers

Valentin Kataev was born in Odessa in 1897. He served in the army during World War I. After the Revolution, .....

The Bookshelf: A Goat in the Orchard

The Odessa satire is broad in all the stories, and in many ways they reminded us of Ilf and Petrov, .....

The Bookshelf: The Struggle Unto Death

Valentin Kataev is credited with suggesting the idea for The Twelve Chairs to his brother Yevgeni Petrov and Ilya Ilf. Kataev’s relentless imagination, sensitivity, and .....