Alexander Belyaev


Born
in Smolensk, Russian Empire
March 16, 1884

Died
January 06, 1942

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Alexander Romanovich Belyaev [Russian: Александр Беляев]; born 16 March 1884 in Smolensk, Russian Empire; died 6 January 1942 in Pushkin, USSR]
Born in Smolensk, at the age of 30 Alexander became ill with tuberculosis. Treatment was unsuccessful; the infection spread to his spine and resulted in paralysis of the legs. Belyayev suffered constant pain and was paralysed for six years. In search for the right treatment he moved to Yalta together with his mother and old nanny. During his convalescence, he read the work of Jules Verne, H. G. Wells, and Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, and began to write poetry in his hospital bed.
By 1922 he had overcome the disease and in 1923 returned to Moscow where he began his serious literary activity as writer of sci
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“И все время я испытывал чувство страха и стыда. Иногда, вечерами, я как будто приходил в себя. И даже подумывал о том, чтобы выйти на другой день подышать свежим воздухом. Но ночью вдруг я чувствовал, что страх и жгучий стыд вновь наполняют меня так, что на голове шевелятся корни волос… прямо наваждение какое-то! Я плотнее, с головой, укрывался одеялом и лежал притаившись, боясь пошевельнуться. А наутро не выходил в столовую, отговариваясь головной болью. Окна в моей комнате были завешены наглухо.”
Alexander Romanovich Belyaev, Властелин мира