(1.06.1923 – 2.03.1996)
Mozhaev Boris Andreevich (1.06.1923, the village of Pitelino, Ryazan region – 2.03.1996, Moscow). Father before the revolution served on the boat. He grew up in a peasant family. After school in 1940 he submitted documents to the Gorky Institute of Water Transport Engineers for the shipbuilding faculty. But then they introduced a fee for the training. Before the winter, Mozhayev still somehow managed to find money for studies, working as a loader on the pier. I had to leave the institute and join the army. In 1943 he entered the Leningrad Higher Engineering Technical School of the Navy stationed in Yaroslavl. After the war, being a cadet, I also tried to study in absentia on the faculty of the Leningrad State University. Having received in 1953
26 February). In 1973 he completed the first book of the novel “Guys and Women.” Mozhaev told me in 1987: “It was difficult to print the novel, for example, it was impossible to publish the first volume for three years, first it was accepted by V. Kosolapov, the former editor-in-chief of the Novy Mir journal, but Kosolapov did not have time to print it, and C Narovchatov rejected the novel and only managed to release the first volume in the Sovremennik publishing house in 1976. He sat down at the end of the seventy-eighth year to write the second volume, and he could have written it by the autumn of 1979. But I did not see the publisher. to do film for six months “Preliminary investigation.” And then, in four months, I finished the second volume, and in March I put the last point in. The manuscript bypassed almost all the journals. She visited the magazine “Friendship of Peoples”. The prose department and the editorial board approved it, but the editor-in-chief S. Baruzdin said that he would miss my “One and a half square meter” story that lay with him for ten years, and then only a novel. But after the publication of the story in the newspapers there was a big noise, and the novel Baruzdin did not begin to print. I took the manuscript to the journal Our Contemporary. The first deputy editor-in-chief Yu. Seleznev was very interested in the novel. He took the manuscript to Glavlit and received permission to publish it. However, the editor-in-chief S. Vikulov, who had returned from his creative vacation, rejected the novel. After that the manuscript was offered to the magazine “New World”. The novel was again in Glavlit. No objection to the manuscript in Glavlit, to the surprise of the then editor, again called. For three years, V. Karpov pulled, but did not print it. And last year the magazine “Don” offered its services. In Don, the novel was immediately put into production. “Igor Zolotussky gave a very accurate description of the novel” Guys and Babes. “” The novel by Boris Mozhayeva is strong not with his own thoughts, but with pictures, “he wrote in a review article” Prose-87: Light and shadows. ” – His thoughts – and the author often turns to the language of direct conversation with the reader – are politicized, at best olitaterureny, full of references to the disputes of Russian classics, disputes of the XIX century. Mozhayev modernizes these disputes, puts them into the mouths of the thirties, but this is not said by the police chief Ozimov, the teacher Uspensky or the secretary of the Komsomol cell in the village of Maria Obukhova, and Moscow intellectuals of the sixties, who for the first time in those years discovered Dostoevsky, opened “Demons” and the problems of “goals” and “means.” In 1993 he brought to the magazine “Our Contemporary” a manuscript of the novel “Izgoy”. In 1995 he headed the magazine “Russia”. In the last years of his life, doctors discovered that he had “undifferentiated cancer” of the abdominal organs. Laureate of the State Prize of the USSR (1989). In the two-volume dictionary “Russian writers, the twentieth century” (Moscow, 1998), the date of death is erroneously indicated on March 4. abdominal organs. Laureate of the State Prize of the USSR (1989). In the two-volume dictionary “Russian writers, the twentieth century” (Moscow, 1998), the date of death is erroneously indicated on March 4. abdominal organs. Laureate of the State Prize of the USSR (1989). In the two-volume dictionary “Russian writers, the twentieth century” (Moscow, 1998), the date of death is erroneously indicated on March 4.