Two outstanding examples of socialist-themed plays are combined in this remarkable volume. The Conspiracy of Feelings by Yurii Olesha (1899-1960) is based on his highly respected short novel Envy about the struggle between the old and new in Sovie...
...live in them and mimic our favourite characters. My 'first love' for example, was Suok, in the Three Fat Men by Yuri Olesha. Years later I found that she was my brother's 'first' as well. We outgrow them but they are never too far away......Continue reading about
Costume Designs for Auntie Ganimed and Dr Gaspar Arnery from the Play "The Three Fat Men" by Yuri Olesha, Malyi TYuZ, Leningrad, 1937
...come to the U. S. ") The early post-Revolution years saw the emergence of well-known writers like Isaak Babel, Yuri Olesha, Valentin Katayev, and the humorists Ilya Ilf and Eugeny Petrov. Odessans are noted for their satirical bent and......Continue reading about
Yuri Olesha was born on March 3 [ February 19] 1899 to Catholic parents of Polish descent in (now Kirovohrad, ). Olesha's father, Karl Antonovich, was an impoverished landowner who later became a government inspector of alcohol and developed a proclivity for drinking and gambling. In 1902 Olesha and his family settled in , where Yuri would eventually meet many of his fellow writers such as , , and , and ultimately maintain a lifelong friendship with the latter. As a student, Yuri demonstrated a knack for science but favored literature above his other subjects and began writing during the year before his graduation cum laude from high school. In 1917 Olesha entered law school but postponed his studies two years later to volunteer for the during the civil war; during this time, Olesha began producing propaganda for the revolution.