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Zamyatin, Yegveny Ivanovich (also Evgeny Zamyatin)

Born: 1884 AD
Died: 1937 AD, at 53 years of age.

Nationality: Russian
Categories: Authors, Essayists, Novelists, Playwrights


1884 - Born in the provincial town of Lebedian in Moscow; birth of a Russian novelist and short-story writer


1902-1908 - Studied at St. Petersburg Polytechnic Institute with the course on naval engineering


1905 - Took a study trip in the Near East


- Arrested and exiled due to his revolutionary activities


1908 - Wrote his first short story "Odin," based on his experiences in prison


1911 - Got arrested again


1913 - Received amnesty


1916 - Supervised the construction of icebreakers at the Armstrong-Whitworth shipyards in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England


1917 - Member of the communist party in his youth but left it after Bolshevik revolution


1918 - Came up with satirical work entitled Ostrovitiane (The Islanders)


1919 - Was arrested


1921 - Lovets cheloveka (The Fisher of Men)


- Published an article 'I am Afraid' accusing the government of free thought suppression


- Completed his only full-length novel My


1922 - Got arrested again


1924 - Wrote a novel called We


1931 - Was allowed to emigrate to Paris


1932 - Lived in poverty


1937 - Died in Paris


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