Cover of book Sanine
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Mikhail Petrovich Artsybashev (1878-1927) was a leading exponent of Naturalism in Russian literature. He studied at the Kharkov School of Drawing and Art (1897-1898). In 1898 he moved to Saint Petersb


urg, where he lived as a freelance journalist. His first major publication was the story Meeting which was published in 1901. He considered his novel Death of Lande (1904) to be his best work, but his major success was the novel Sanine (1907). In 1923 Artzybashev received Polish citizenship and emigrated to Poland, where he edited a newspaper For Liberty!. He was known as an irreconcilable enemy of the bolshevik regime.

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