Sergei Timofeyevich Aksakov
Russian 'Naturalist' Author

NameAksakov, Sergei Timofeyevich (1791 - 1859)
BiographyBorn 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.
  • Click to buy books by Sergei Aksakov
  • See AlsoGogol, Catherine the Great

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