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Ilya Ilf

Soviet writer and journalist

1897   -   1937

genre: satire, feuilleton, novel, novella, powest, prose, speculative fiction
country of citizenship: Russian Empire, Soviet Union
language of expression: Russian
occupation: writer, journalist, mecânico, screenwriter, photographer, science fiction author, prosaist, satirist, contributing editor

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Ilya Ilf, pseudonym of Iehiel-Leyb Arnoldovich Faynzilberg (Russian: Илья Арнольдович Файнзильберг) (October 15 [O.S. October 3] 1897 in Odessa – April 13, 1937, Moscow), was a popular Soviet journalist and writer of Jewish origin who usually worked in collaboration with Yevgeni Petrov during the 1920s and 1930s. Their duo was known simply as Ilf and Petrov. Together they published two popular comedy novels The Twelve Chairs (1928) and The Little Golden Calf (1931), as well as a satirical book Odnoêtaẑnaâ Amerika (often translated as Little Golden America) that documented their journey through the United States between 1935 and 1936.
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