(1927 – 1982)
Kazakov Yuri Pavlovich (1927 – 1982), the prose writer.
Born July 8 in Moscow in the family of a worker. Since childhood, dreaming of becoming a musician, the future writer graduated from the music school. Gnesinyh in the class of double bass in 1951 and was immediately accepted into the orchestra of the Musical Theater. KS Stanislavsky and VI Nemirovich-Danchenko. But already in 1952 he is attracted to literary creativity, he writes the first works and abruptly changes his life.
Enters into the Literary Institute. M. Gorky, who graduated in 1958. Since that time, surprisingly musical, accurate in word design and unique in the descriptions of nature stories by Yu Kazakova. In one of his letters he wrote: “I have no more thought, no less, how to revive and revitalize the genre of the Russian story.” The writer coped with this difficult task.
In the 1950s and 1960s, they saw the light of a book: “On the Streets”, “On the Road,” “Easy Life,” “Blue and Green,” “The Smell of Bread,” “Arcturus the Giant Dog,” “Two in December,” and others. .
special relationship he had to the Russian North. Already early stories spoke of love for this land, about the wonderful knowledge of Pomors, their way of life, language. In 1961, the book of essays “Northern Diary” was published, which over the years was supplemented by new stories of the writer’s travels to fishing seiners, whose heroes were sailors and fishermen from Arkhangelsk, Murmansk, and the islanders of Novaya Zemlya. The last edition of the book was in 1973.
In 1969 the collection of short stories “Autumn in the Oak Forests” was published, in 1977 – “In a dream you wept bitterly.”
At the age of 55, Yu Kazakov died. Posthumously the book “Two Nights” (“Separation of Souls”) was published, in which works not yet published by him, including unfinished ones, were collected.
A short biography from the book: Russian writers and poets. A short biographical dictionary. Moscow, 2000.