Before the revolution, the author worked as an instructor of a spare armored battalion. In February of the seventeenth year he arrived with his battalion to the Tauride Palace. The revolution saved him, as well as other spare ones, from months of wearisome and humiliating sitting in the barracks. In this he saw the main reason for the rapid victory of the revolution in the capital.
The democracy that had reigned in the army advanced Shklovsky, a supporter of the continuation of the war, which he now likened to the wars of the French Revolution, to the post of Assistant Commissioner of the Western Front. A graduate student of the philological faculty, a futurist, a curly-haired youth, in the drawing Repin resembling Danton, is now at the center of historical events. He sits together with the sarcastic and haughty Democrat Savinkov, expresses his opinion to the nervous, broken Kerensky, going to the front, visiting General Kornilov. Impression from the front: the Russian army had a hernia before the revolution, and now it simply can not walk. Despite the self-sacrificing activity of Commissioner Shklovsky, which includes a combat feat, rewarded with St. George’s cross from the hands of Kornilov, that the Russian army is incurable without surgical intervention. After the decisive failure of the Kornilov dictatorship, Bolshevik vivisection becomes inevitable.
Now the longing called somewhere on the outskirts – he took a train and drove off. In Persia,
In St. Petersburg Shklovsky interrogates the Cheka. He, a professional narrator, narrates about Persia, and he is released. Meanwhile, the need to fight the Bolsheviks for Russia and for freedom seems obvious. Shklovsky heads the armored department of the underground organization of supporters of the Constituent Assembly. However, the performance is postponed. Continuation of the fight is expected in the Volga region, but nothing happens in Saratov either. He does not like the underground work, and he goes to the fantastic Ukrainian-German Kiev of Hetman Skoropadsky. He does not want to fight for the hetman-Germanophile against Petlyura and disables the armored cars that were entrusted to him. The news comes of the arrest of members of the Constituent Assembly by Kolchak. The fainting that happened with Shklovsky at this news meant the end of his struggle with the Bolsheviks. The force was no more. Nothing could be stopped. Everything rolled on rails. I came to Moscow and capitulated. In the Cheka he was again released as a good acquaintance of Maxim Gorky. In St. Petersburg there was a famine, my sister died, my brother was shot by the Bolsheviks. I went back to the south, in Kherson, when White was off, I was already mobilized in the Red Army. Was a specialist demolition. Once the bomb exploded in his hands. He survived, visited relatives, Jewish Jews in Elisavetgrad, returned to St. Petersburg. After they began to judge the Socialist-Revolutionaries for their past struggle against the Bolsheviks, he suddenly noticed the shadowing. He did not return home, he left for Finland on foot. Then he came to Berlin. From 1917 to 1922, in addition to the above, he married a woman named Lusya, because of another woman, fought in a duel, starved a lot, worked with Gorky in World Literature, lived in the House of Arts, he taught literature, published books, together with friends he created a very influential scientific school. In wanderings I took books with me. Again he taught Russian writers to read Stern, who was the first to write the “Sentimental Journey”. He explained how the novel “Don Quixote” is arranged and how many other literary and non-literary things are arranged. With many people successfully quarreled. I lost my brown hair. On the portrait of the artist Yuri Annensky – greatcoat, huge forehead, ironic smile. He remained an optimist. and how many other literary and non-literary things are arranged. With many people successfully quarreled. I lost my brown hair. On the portrait of the artist Yuri Annensky – greatcoat, huge forehead, ironic smile. He remained an optimist. and how many other literary and non-literary things are arranged. With many people successfully quarreled. I lost my brown hair. On the portrait of the artist Yuri Annensky – greatcoat, huge forehead, ironic smile. He remained an optimist.
Once I met a shoe cleaner, an old acquaintance of Aysor Lazar Zervandov, and wrote down his story about the outcome of the Aysors from Northern Persia to Mesopotamia. He placed it in his book as a fragment of a heroic epic. In St. Petersburg at this time people of Russian culture tragically experienced a catastrophic change, the era was expressly defined as the time of Alexander Blok’s death. This is also in the book, it also appears as a tragic epic. Genres were transformed. But the fate of Russian culture, the fate of the Russian intelligentsia, appeared with inevitable clarity. The theory seemed clear. The craft was a culture, the craft determined the fate.
May 20, 1922 in Finland Shklovsky wrote: “When you fall a stone, you do not need to think, when you think, you do not need to fall.” I mixed two handicrafts. “
In the same year in Berlin, he finishes the book with the names of those who are worthy of their craft, those to whom their craft does not leave the possibility of killing and doing meanness.