|Name||Aksakov, Sergei Timofeyevich (1791 - 1859)|
|Biography||Born at Ufa, Eastern Russia, 20th September 1791.||Sources Mirsky, Modern Russian Literature, 1925, pp18-22.Aksakov, A Russian Gentleman, (translation 1982), ppi, vi-xviii, 79.|
|A highly conservative and nationalist author of the Naturalist School.|
|Became an author under Gogol's influence.|
|His Family Chronicle (published in English as A Russian Gentleman) describes the lives of two generations of his pioneering family in faithful detail, although the name Aksakov is replaced with Bagrov. A Russian Gentleman provides an indispensable description of Russian life from the time of Catherine the Great through to the late 18th century.|
|Other works include Years of Childhood, Recollections and several sportsman's books such as Notes on Shooting.|
|Aksakov was employed in the government service as a translator and later as a press censor.|
Sergei Aksakov, A Russian Gentleman, (translated by J D Duff), Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1982.
Prince D. S. Mirsky, Modern Russian Literature, Oxford University Press, London, 1925.
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|See Also||Gogol, Catherine the Great|