Mikhail Sholokhov

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Mikhail Aleksandrovich Sholokhov
Born(1905-05-24)May 24, 1905
Vyoshenskaya, Russian Empire
DiedFebruary 21, 1984(1984-02-21) (aged 78)
Vyoshenskaya, Soviet Union
Notable awardsNobel Prize in Literature


Mikhail Aleksandrovich Sholokhov (Russian: Михаил Александрович Шолохов, IPA: [ˈʂoləxəf];[1] 24 May [O.S. 11 May] 1905 – 21 February 1984) was a Russian writer. He won the 1965 Nobel Prize in Literature.

And Quiet Flows the Don[change | change source]

Sholokhov was accused of plagiarizing And Quiet Flows the Don, which made his international reputation. Sholokhov's detractors claimed that it was written by Fyodor Kryukov, a Cossack and anti-Bolshevik, who died in 1920. In 1987, several thousand pages of notes and drafts of the work were discovered and authenticated, including chapters excluded from the final draft. An analysis of the novel has unambiguously proved Sholokhov's authorship. The writing paper dates back to the 1920s: 605 pages are in Sholokhov's own hand, and 285 are transcribed by his wife Maria and sisters.

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An asteroid in main-belt is named after him, 2448 Sholokhov.

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