Ilya Ilf


Born
in Odessa, Ukraine
October 15, 1897

Died
April 13, 1937

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Ilya Ilf, pseudonym of Iehiel-Leyb (Ilya) Arnoldovich Faynzilberg was a popular Soviet journalist and writer of Jewish origin who usually worked in collaboration with Yevgeni Petrov during the 1920s and 1930s. Their duo was known simply as Ilf and Petrov. Together they published two popular comedy novels The Twelve Chairs (1928) and The Little Golden Calf (1931), as well as a satirical book One-storied America (often translated as Little Golden America) that documented their journey through the United States between 1935 and 1936.

lf and Petrov became extremely popular for their two satirical novels: The Twelve Chairs and its sequel, The Little Golden Calf. The two texts are connected by their main character, Ostap Bender, a con man in pursu
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The Twelve Chairs

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4.42 avg rating — 17,298 ratings — published 1927 — 141 editions
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Golden Calf

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4.45 avg rating — 6,112 ratings — published 1931 — 105 editions
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Двенадцать стульев / Золото...

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4.67 avg rating — 3,919 ratings — published 1931 — 13 editions
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Ilf and Petrov's American R...

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4.25 avg rating — 1,404 ratings — published 1936 — 33 editions
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Одноэтажная Америка

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4.28 avg rating — 261 ratings — published 1937 — 7 editions
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4.23 avg rating — 61 ratings — published 1928 — 4 editions
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4.44 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 1961
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4.48 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 1957 — 2 editions
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“Он любил и страдал. Он любил деньги и страдал от их недостатка.”
Ilia Ilf, The Twelve Chairs

“Время, которое мы имеем, - это деньги, которых мы не имеем.”
Ilia Ilf, The Twelve Chairs

“Вы ни пьете, ни курите, девушками не увлекаетесь... Зачем Вам деньги? Вы же не умеете их тратить.”
Илья Ильф, The Twelve Chairs

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