Mily Vikentievich Yezersky (October 12 (24), 1891, Izyaslav , Ukraine - April 13, 1976 , Moscow ) - Russian Soviet writer, author of historical prose .
|Birth name||Mily Vikentyevich Yezersky|
|Date of Birth||October 12 (24), 1891|
|Place of Birth||Izyaslav |
|Date of death||April 13, 1976|
|Place of death||Moscow , USSR|
|Years of creativity||1923-1976|
|Language of Works||Russian|
Biography and Creativity
In 1908 he graduated from high school in Vinnitsa . Member of the Civil War in Russia . Brother - Vyacheslav Vikentievich Yezersky , also a writer.
In his youth, Milii Yezersky wrote bad poems , but debuted in prose. Began to print since 1923. The main, although not the only theme of his work is the history of the Ancient World . In the period from 1923 to 1941, the following were written and published: the tetralogy “Power and People” (novels “The Gracchi Brothers”, “Mari and Sulla”, “Triumvirs”, “The End of the Republic”); the novels “The Power of the Earth”, “Aristonik”, “The Masons of Nougri”; a cycle of stories, novels and tales from the life of the northern peoples of Russia and Russian Pomors (the most famous are the “White-eyed Miracle” and “Golden Woman”); the novel "Taras Shevchenko"; the story "Dmitry Donskoy."
In 1929, the writer was noticed by Gorky , who was then in Italy:
Of the new ones, I liked the Bells and Milii Yezersky  .
Some Soviet literary critics of the 1930s-1940s spoke negatively about Jezerski’s works, accusing the author of “overly entertaining subjects”, “adventurism of works characteristic of bourgeois literature”, and overloaded novels with words and expressions of the ancient world instead of using Russian counterparts. However, the famous historian, writer and popularizer of antiquity A.I. Nemirovsky spoke with great warmth about Milia Jezerski, who repeatedly noted that the use of genuine ancient words is more likely to decorate a work of art, and ignorance of antiquity is a misfortune of Soviet education.
- Matsko V.P. Єzersky Miliy Vіkentіyovich // Ukrainian Literary Encyclopedia. - T. 2. - Kiev, 1990 .-- S. 183.
- Matsko V.P. Єzersky Mіliy Vіkentіyovich // Encyclopedia of modern Ukraine / Nat. Acad. Sciences of Ukraine, Scientific. t-in them. Shevchenko, Institute of Encyclopedic. researched NAS of Ukraine. - Redkol. I.M. Dzyuba (and others). - Kiev: [b. c.], 2009. - T. 9: E - J. - 712 p. - 10,000 approx. - ISBN 978-966-02-5720-7 - S. 379.
- M. D. Smorodinskaya. Yezersky, Milii Vikentyevich // Brief Literary Encyclopedia. Moscow: Soviet Encyclopedia, 1964, vol. 2, stlb. 879-880.