Dmitry Ivanovich Stakheyev
Дмитрий Иванович Стахеев
14 February 1840
Elabuga, Vyatka Governorate, Russian Empire
|Occupation||writer, journalist, editor|
Born in Elabuga into an affluent merchant family, Stakheyev started his literary career (of which his father greatly disapproved; this led to severing all ties between them) in 1860s in Saint Petersburg, as a regular contributor of stories, sketches and poems to the magazines Iskra, Delo and Budilnik. In the course of two decades he grew into a popular fiction writer, whose best-known works included the novels Na Zakate (На закате, At Sunset, 1880), Studenty (Студенты, 1884), Domashny Ochag (Домашний Очаг, Home Hearth, 1879), Obnovlyuonny Khram (Обновлённый храм, The Revived Church, 1892), Neugasayushchi Svet (Неугасающий свет, The Undying Light, 1893), Gory Zolota (Горы золота, Heaps of Gold, 1894) and Dukha Ne Ugashayte (Духа не угашайте, Do Not Let Your Spirit Die Out, 1896). The critic Nikolai Strakhov, reviewing (positively) Stakheyev's early novella Nasledniki (Наследники, The Inheritors, 1975), lauded the liveliness of his prose and proclaimed him to be heir to Nikolai Gogol.
Stakheyev travelled a lot through Western Europe and published numerous tourist sketches. He edited the magazines Niva (1875—1877), Russky Mir (1876—1877) and Russky Vestnik in 1896. He spent the last two decades of his life in Crimea, where he died, in Alushta, in 1918.
- Н. Н. Страховъ. "Наслѣдники". Д. И. Стахѣева. "Русскій Вѣстникъ". 1875, 6 кн. // Страховъ. Критическія статьи. Томъ второй. (1861--1894). Изданіе И. П. Матченко. Кіевъ, 1902.
- Дмитрий Иванович Стахеев. Biography at www.livelib.ru
- Стахеев (Дмитрий Иванович). Biography at the Brockhaus and Efron Encyclopedic Dictionary.