Kassil Lev Abramovich (1905 – 1970), the prose writer.
He was born on June 27 (July 10, 2006) in the village of Pokrovskaya (town of Engels on the Volga) in the family of a doctor. He studied at the gymnasium, after the revolution transformed into the Unified Labor School. Collaborated with the Pokrov Children’s Library-the reading room, in which various groups were organized for the children of the workers, including a handwritten magazine published, whose editor and artist was Kassil. After graduation for active public work, Kassil received a referral to the university. In 1923 he entered the mathematical department of the Physics and Mathematics Faculty of Moscow University, specializing in the aerodynamic cycle. By the third year I began to think seriously about literary work. A year later he wrote his first story, which was published in 1925 in the newspaper Novosti Radio. I spent all my free time reading Russian classics.
In 1927 he met with V. Mayakovsky, whose thunder-like talent had long admired, began to collaborate in the journal “New Lef” by Mayakovsky. Here...
The subject of novels and novels, written later by Kassil, is diverse: “Goalkeeper of the Republic” (1937); “Cheremish – brother of the hero” (1938); “Mayakovsky – himself” (1940); “My dear boys” (1944); “The course of the white queen” (1956); “Street of the younger son” (together with M. Polyansky, 1949); “Gladiator’s Bowl” (1961) and others.
For many years he taught at the Literary Institute. M. Gorky. L. Kassil died in Moscow in 1970.
A short biography from the book: Russian writers and poets. A short biographical dictionary. Moscow, 2000.