July 17, 1891|
January 7, 1959 (aged 67)|
Lavrenyov was born to the family of a literature teacher. He got his education at the Law department of the Moscow University. At the time he wrote poetry and joined a Moscow Futurists group called Mezonin poezii (A Mezzanine of Poetry). He fought in World War I and the Russian Civil War. During the latter he took part in combat in Turkmenistan, served as a commander of an armoured train, and also wrote for the Red Army military newspaper. His poetry was first published in 1911 and his prose works in 1924. He was twice awarded the Stalin Prize – in 1946 and 1950.
- The Forty-First, Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1926. English summary from Sovlit.net
- Such a Simple Thing, from Such a Simple Thing and Other Soviet Stories, Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1959. from Archive.org
- The Courageous Heart, Progress Publishers, 1978.
- The Heavenly Cap, from The Fatal Eggs and Other Soviet Satire, Grove Press, 1994.
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