(11 (23) .8.1880 – 8.7.1932)
Green (pseudonym, real name Grinevsky) Alexander Stepanovich
11 (23) .8.1880, Slobodskaya former Vyatka province, – 8.7.1932, Stary Krym
Russian Soviet writer. In the romantic-fiction stories “Scarlet Sails” (1923), “Running on the Waves” (1928), the novels “The Shining World” (1924), “The Road to Nowhere” (1930) and the stories expressed humanistic faith in the high moral qualities of man.
Born in the family of an exiled Pole – rebel 1863. Wandered through Russia, was a sailor, a gold digger. In military service (in 1902) he joined the Socialist-Revolutionaries; in 1903-10 repeatedly subjected to arrests for the Socialist-Revolutionary propaganda, was in exile, escaped, lived on false passports.
The first story “The Merit of Private Panteleyev” (1906) was confiscated and burned by the secret police. For the first time the signature “AS Green” appeared under the story “Oranges” (1908).
A romantic writer, a science fiction writer, an excellent landscape painter and a subtle psychologist, Green could expand the boundaries of everyday life and discover in the surrounding life its poetic aspects.
Green believed in man and believed that everything beautiful on earth depends on the will of strong, pure-hearted people (“Scarlet Sails”, 1923, “Heart of the Desert”, 1923; “Running on the Waves”, 1928).
Ideal images of Love, Beauty and Humanity, created by Green, are full of high humanistic meaning, although they are sometimes of an abstract romantic character. According to the story “Scarlet Sails” created the same ballet (1942) and the film (1961),
In 1970 in Feodosia a literary-memorial museum of Green was created.