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Lazar Lagin

Lazar Lagin

Soviet writer
Lazar Lagin
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Intro Soviet writer
Was Writer Children's writer Science fiction writer Screenwriter Poet
From Russia
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio Literature
Gender male
Birth 21 November 1903, Vitebsk, Belarus
Death 16 June 1979, Moscow, Russia (aged 75 years)
Star sign Scorpio
Politics Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Notable Works
Old Khottabych  
Awards
Medal "For the Victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War 1941–1945"  
Order of the Patriotic War 2nd class  
Order of the Red Banner of Labour  
Medal "For the Defence of Odessa"  
Medal "For the Defence of Sevastopol"  
Genre:
Novel
Powest
Pamphlet
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Biography

Lazar Yosifovych Lagin (Russian: Ла́зарь Ио́сифович Лагин) was the pen name of Lazar Ginzburg (4 December 1903, Vitebsk – 4 June 1979, Moscow), a Soviet author of children's and science fiction books.

Lagin is best known for his ever-popular book Starik Hottabych (Старик Хоттабыч, Old Man Hottabych, 1938), a fairy tale telling the story of a genie who is freed from captivity by a Soviet schoolboy. The genie, as is to be expected, has some trouble in adapting to modern life values and technological development. The book was recommended to school libraries by Ministry of general and professional education of Russian Federation; it was made into the film Old Khottabych in 1956.

Lagin's science fiction novels are set in imaginary Western "capitalist" countries and satirize misuse of scientific inventions in bourgeois society. His novella Major Well Andyou (Майор Велл Эндъю) is a satiric sequel to H. G. Wells' The War of the Worlds.

Lagin was also a screenplay writer, producing, for instance, the screenplay for the 1967 animation film Passion of Spies.

In English

  • The Old Genie Hottabych, Fredonia Books, 2001.

In Hindi

  • Beeswin sadi ka jinn. New Delhi, Rajkamal publications. Translated by famous Hindi Writer Kamaleshwar.
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https://archive.org/details/TheOldGenieHottabych
http://lib.ru/LAGIN/hottabych_engl.txt
http://www.jewishgen.org/Belarus/newsletter/Lagin.htm
https://catalogue.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb160366550
https://data.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb160366550
https://d-nb.info/gnd/121914097
http://isni.org/isni/0000000115580456
https://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n88019709
https://kopkatalogs.lv/F?func=direct&local_base=lnc10&doc_number=000067038&P_CON_LNG=ENG
https://aleph.nkp.cz/F/?func=find-c&local_base=aut&ccl_term=ica=jx20051220011&CON_LNG=ENG
http://data.bibliotheken.nl/id/thes/p128653620
https://www.idref.fr/12665333X
https://viaf.org/viaf/881786
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/lccn-n88019709
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