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Name  Boris Lavrenyov
Role  Writer

Movies  The Seventh Companion
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Born  July 17, 1891 Kherson, Russia (1891-07-17)
Died  January 7, 1959, Moscow, Russia
Books  The forty first, Sorok Pervyi, Sorok Pervyj
Similar People  Grigory Chukhray, Leonid Leonov, Isaak Babel, Alexey Novikov‑Priboy, Konstantin Fedin

Education  Moscow State University

Boris Andreyevich Lavrenyov (Russian: Борис Андреевич Лавренёв) (real name Sergeyev), born July 5 (17), 1891 in Kherson, died January 7, 1959 in Moscow, was a Soviet Russian writer and playwright.

Lavrenyov was born to the family of a literature teacher. He got his education at the Law department of the Moscow University. At the time he wrote poetry and joined a Moscow Futurists group called Mezonin poezii (A Mezzanine of Poetry). He fought in World War I and the Russian Civil War. During the latter he took part in combat in Turkmenistan, served as a commander of an armoured train, and also wrote for the Red Army military newspaper. His poetry was first published in 1911 and his prose works in 1924. He was twice awarded the Stalin Prize – in 1946 and 1950.

Lavrenyov's story "Sorok pervyi" ("The Forty-First", first published in Zvezda in 1924) was twice adapted to film, in 1927 by Yakov Protazanov and in 1956 by Grigori Chukhrai.

English Translations

  • The Forty-First, Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1926. English summary from
  • Such a Simple Thing, from Such a Simple Thing and Other Soviet Stories, Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1959. from
  • The Courageous Heart, Progress Publishers, 1978.
  • The Heavenly Cap, from The Fatal Eggs and Other Soviet Satire, Grove Press, 1994
  • References

    Boris Lavrenyov Wikipedia

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