Mikhail Petrovich Artzybashev ( Михаил Петрович Арцыбашев). A collection of three plays: Ревность (Jealousy) 1913, Война (War) 1914, and Закон дикаря (Law of the Savage) 1915. Volume 8 in his Collected works.. Moscow: Moscow Publishing House, ("МОСКОВСКОЕ КНИГОИЗДАТЕЛЬСТВО"), 1916. 260 pages. IN RUSSIAN [Old Orthography].
Mikhail Petrovich Artzybashev (aka Artsybashev) (1878-1927), was a novelist and playwright, best known for his controversial work Sanine (1907, tr. 1914). Born in Ukraine, his father was the district police chief. His early works are stylistically comparable to Tolstoy, with influences of Nietzsche and Dostoevsky, as they are filled with intense pessimism, immorality individual free will. In 1923 he was exiled from Russia and, settling in Poland, wrote critically of the Soviet system.
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