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 Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin

Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin

Birth
Moscow Oblast, Russia
Death 10 May 1889 (aged 63)
Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg Federal City, Russia
Burial Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg Federal City, Russia
Plot Literatorskie Mostki Section
Memorial ID 10178486 · View Source
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Satirist. Born in Tula, Russia, he spent much of his life as a mid-level civil servant in the provinces, which gave him plenty of material for his writing. He left government service in 1868 and immediately set to work on "The History of a Town" (1870), a collection of sketches that brilliantly satirized Russian bureaucrats and the middle class. "The Golovyov Family" (1876), Saltykov's only novel, lacks the bite of his sketches but is a revealing look at the apathy of his time. With "Fables" (1885) he presented his pointed satirical thrusts as tales in the manner of Aesop, a shrewd device to circumvent the censor. For a time he was editor of the literary magazine "The Contemporary".

Bio by: Bobb Edwards


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 10178486
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin (27 Jan 1826–10 May 1889), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10178486, citing Literatorskie Mostki, Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg Federal City, Russia ; Maintained by Find A Grave .