Biography of Prishvin

Biography of Prishvin

Mikhail Mikhailovich Prishvin is a famous Soviet writer, novelist, publicist. The author of a large number of works for children, stories about nature and hunting.

Early years

Mikhail was born on January 23, 1873 in the village of Khrushchev-Levshino, Orel province in a merchant family. His father inherited a rich inheritance, which he lost. Prishvin’s mother was left alone with five children and a pledged estate. Despite everything, she was able to give them a good education.


The first education in the biography of Mikhail Prishvin was received in a village school. Then he was transferred to the first class of Yelets Gymnasium, several times remained there for the second year. And after 6 years of study, he was expelled for insolence and

conflict with the teacher, although Mikhail did not stand out too much for his knowledge. Only 10 years later he continued his education at the Riga Polytechnic Institute.

In his student years, Mikhail became close to the ideas of Marxism, for which he paid an arrest and imprisonment for a year in prison. After leaving the prison, I went abroad.
From 1900 to 1902, Prishvin studied at the University of Leipzig. There he received the specialty of an agronomist.

Creativity of the writer

Returning to his homeland, he married and began to bring up three children. And in 1906 he left his profession, began to work as a correspondent in the newspapers and began to write. He wandered through the woods, traveled a lot, collected folklore. All the impressions of travel, recorded by him then, formed the basis of his books.

In a brief biography of Prishvin, it is important to note that in 1906 his story “Sashok” was first published. Then came out his books with essays: “In the Edge of the Scared Bird”, “Behind the Magic Ball”, “At the Walls of the City of the Invisible.” From 1912 to 1914, the first collected works of the writer were published.

In the 1930s, the writer made a trip to the Far East. The next books by Prishvin were: “Dear Beasts” and

the novel “Zhen-Shen”, “The Calendar of Nature”, the novel “Kashcheev’s chain” and many others written on its basis. His “Diaries” are also highly regarded.

“The singer of Russian nature,” – so briefly described Prishvin writer K. Paustovsky. Indeed, all the works of Mikhail Prishvin are imbued with a special attitude of the writer to the surrounding nature, and they are set out in a very beautiful language form.

Death and heritage

Mikhail Mikhailovich Prishvin died January 16, 1954 in Moscow from stomach cancer.

The writer was installed a bronze monument in Sergiev Posad in 2014, and in 2015 he was solemnly opened on the day of his birth.

The name of the writer was named, the asteroid №9539, which was discovered in 1982, was published.

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Biography of Prishvin