Chernov, Leonid K.

Image - Leonid K. Chernov: Sontse pid veslamy (Sun under the Oars, 1929). Image - Leonid Chernov (portrait by Anatol Petrytsky)

Chernov, Leonid K. [Černov] (pen name of Maloshyichenko), b 15 January 1899 in Oleksandriia, Kherson gubernia, d 13 January 1933 in Kharkiv. Writer. He traveled in the Far East and Siberia and in 1924 visited India, returning and settling down in Kharkiv in 1926. Chernov belonged to the writers' organization Avanhard (Avant-garde). He published in the journals Literaturnyi iarmarok and Prolitfront. He wrote a book of travel sketches, 125 dniv pid tropikamy (125 Days in the Tropics, 1928), and collections of short stories: Sontse pid veslamy (Sun under the Oars, 1929), Stantsiia Znam’ianka (Znamianka Station, 1930), and Liudyna z inshoï planety (A Person from Another Planet, 1931). He also published humorous stories, such as Chudaky prykrashuiut’ svit (The Oddballs Make the World More Beautiful, 1929) and Podarunok molodym kinematohrafistam (A Gift to Young Cinematographers, 1930). A collection of his poetry, entitled Na rozi bur (On the Corner of Storms), was published posthumously in 1933.

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