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Mikhail Saltykov (Shchedrin) (1826–1889)

Saltykov, Michail Yevgráfovich (säl’tē-kof); pseudonym, “N. Stchedrin.” A noted Russian satirist; born, Jan. 27, 1826; died at Petrograd, May 12, 1889. The first work to give him celebrity throughout Russia was ‘Sketches from the Provinces’ (1856); it was followed by ‘Satires in Prose’ and ‘Innocent Stories’ (1863); ‘Signs of the Times’ (1869); ‘Male and Female Pompadours’ (1876); ‘Across the Frontier’; ‘An Idyll of To-day’ (1884–86); ‘Life’s Pettinesses’ (1887). The Russian press laws compel the author to use an allegorical style, which makes his meaning unintelligible to foreigners.