Ronald Hingley

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Dr Ronald Hingley (1920-2010) was an English scholar, translator and historian of Russia, specializing in Russian history and literature.

Hingley was the translator and editor of the nine-volume collection of Chekhov's works published by Oxford University Press between 1974 and 1980 (known as the Oxford Chekhov).[1] He also wrote numerous books including biographies of Chekhov, Dostoyevsky, Stalin and Boris Pasternak. He won the James Tait Black Award for his 1976 biography A New Life of Anton Chekhov. He also translated several works of Russian literature, among them Alexander Solzhenitsyn's classic One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich which Hingley co-translated with Max Hayward.

He was a Governing Body Fellow of St Antony's College, Oxford from 1961 to 1987 and an Emeritus Fellow from 1987 onwards.

His son is the musician Tom Hingley.

Selected works[edit]

  • A Concise History of Russia (1972)
  • Russia : A Concise History (1991)
  • A Life of Chekhov (Oxford Lives) (1989)
  • A New Life of Anton Chekhov (1976)
  • Pasternak (1983)
  • Dostoyevsky, his life and work (1978)
  • Joseph Stalin: Man and Legend (Leaders of Our Time) (1974)
  • The Undiscovered Dostoyevsky (1962)
  • Nightingale fever: Russian poets in revolution (1981)
  • Russian Writers and Society in the Nineteenth Century (1977)
  • Russian Writers and Soviet Society, 1917-1978 (1979)
  • The Russian Secret Police: Muscovite, Imperial Russian and Soviet Political Security Operations (1970)
  • A People in Turmoil: Revolutions in Russia (1973)
  • The Russian Mind (May 25, 1978)
  • Russian Revolution (Bodley Head Contemporary History) (Oct 22, 1970)
  • The Tsars, Russian Autocrats, 1533-1917 (1968)
  • Czars (1973)