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Konetsky () Viktor Viktorovich
(19292002)

Konetsky () Viktor Viktorovich(19292002)

Viktor Konetsky, often called Rusian Joseph Conrad, is a unique phenomenon in the 20th-century Russian literature. He became a well-known author while sticking to his original career of a merchant marine. Konetsky was born in Leningrad and survived the blockade of the city, studied to be a naval navigator, but became navigating officer. Viktor Konetsky navigated ships along the North Sea Route and wrote stories, publishing more than 50 books between 1957 and 2002. Many of them became modern Russian classics, were translated into dozens of European languages and published in Germany, France, the Netherlands, Portugal, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Rumania, Hungary, Estonia and other countries in the 1960s and 1980s. Konetsky is regarded to be one of the most lyrical writers of our times and a successor to Bunin and Paustovsky. Some of his marine stories (Towards the Moor, If Comrade Calls, The Story of Kamushkin, the Radio Operator) have been made into films. Solzhenitsyn called Konetskys prose manly. Of late, the public interest in Viktor Konetskys prose grew markedly.


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