Yury Dombrovsky





Yury Dombrovsky

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born
in Moscow, Russian Federation
May 12, 1909

died
May 29, 1978

gender
male

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Yury Osipovich Dombrovsky (Russian: Ю́рий О́сипович Домбро́вский) (May 12, 1909 - May 29, 1978) was a Russian writer who spent nearly eighteen years in Soviet prison camps and exile.

Dombrovsky was the son of Jewish lawyer Joseph Hedal Dombrovsky and Russian mother. Yury fell foul of the authorities as early as 1932, for his part in the student suicide case described in The Faculty of Useless Knowledge. He was exiled to Alma-Ata in Kazakhstan where he established himself as a teacher, and which provided the setting for his novel The Keeper of Antiquities. This work, translated into English by Michael Glenny, gives several ominous hints as to the development of the Stalinist terror and its impact in remote Alma-Ata.

Dombrovsky had begun publis
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Average rating: 4.19 · 146 ratings · 12 reviews · 13 distinct works · Similar authors
The Faculty of Useless Know...
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4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 65 ratings — published 1978 — 9 editions
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The Keeper of Antiquities
4.3 of 5 stars 4.30 avg rating — 43 ratings — published 1969 — 9 editions
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Факультет ненужных вещей
3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 2003
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Le singe vient réclamer son...
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3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 1991 — 3 editions
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Факультет ненужных вещей
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2011
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Рождение мыши
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2010
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Хранитель древностей
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2011
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Юрий Домбровский. Избранное
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5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2009
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Избранное в 2-х томах
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5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2009
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Рассказы. Стихи. Роман
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5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2000
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