Forever living Arkady Strugatsky
• Forever living Arkady Strugatsky
born August 28, Arkady N. Strugatsky. For more than a decade of creativity in collaboration with his brother, he won the hearts of many readers. Yes, to the extent that the September 11, 1977 №3054 minor planet was named after the Strugatsky, opened in the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory. Most of their works have been filmed, and some of them became the basis of games. Screenwriter, writer, a classic of modern science and social fiction today would have turned 89 years old.
The brightest moments and quotes from the works of the writer - in our selection.
August 28, 1925 in a family of art critic and teacher of Russian language and literature in the city of Batumi was born Arkady Strugatsky. A little later, he was born and his brother Boris, with whom he subsequently win the hearts of readers around the world.
A little later, his father received a high post of head (b) Printing sector Leningrad Regional Committee of the CPSU and the family moved to Leningrad, where Arkady was admitted to the school where his mother worked. But the outbreak of World War II radically changed very happy life Strugatsky. He and his family had to overcome the hardest test, namely the siege of Leningrad. Arkady goes to work on the construction of defensive structures of the city, and later - the plant, which manufactured grenades. But that's not all: when the opportunity to evacuate, ill Boris and Arkady and his father have to leave his brother and mother there. But on the way to the Urals Strugatsky father falls ill and dies. In the photo with his father Arkady Strugatsky Nathan.
Later, Arkady worked in paragraph purchases products from the peasants, where he rose to the head, and by the summer of 43rd him, fortunately, it is possible to take out the mother and brother, and then he decides to join the ranks of the Red Army. Later he graduated from the Military Institute of Foreign Languages, where he received a translator specialized in Japanese and English.
A further 6 years long life Arkady held in the Far East, where he not only is, but also teaches Japanese students at the school. Only in 1955 it manages to move to Moscow, where he worked at the Institute for Scientific Information, editor and Goslitizdat Detgiz. And in 1956 he published his first art publication "Bikini Ashes" (while co-authored by Lev Petrov), written during the years of military service. She was devoted to the tragic events associated with the explosion of a hydrogen bomb at Bikini Atoll, however, in the opinion of the Strugatsky, little value.
Write Arkady began back in the war years, but these works have been lost. However, the story "As Kang was killed," was published in 2001, written back in '46. In addition, under the pseudonym S. Jaroslavtsev Strugatsky was written a few short stories: "The expedition to the grave" (1974, part 1-2, 1984, part 3), the story "Life Details Nikita Vorontsov" (1984) and the novel "The devil among men "(1990-91).
Of course, a special success came to the Arcadia while working with his brother. Every six months or a year the brothers met to discuss the future of the plot of the work and drawing up the main plot. The next time they met only when the work on "their" works has been completed, to form the final version.
Their collaborations included in the golden fund of world fiction and became a classic utopian and anti-utopian fiction. The most famous works were "hard to be a god," "Beetle in the Anthill," "Monday begins on Saturday", "Interns". Strugatsky works have been translated into 42 languages in 33 countries (over 500 publications).
Strugatsky were winners of many prestigious awards: "Aelita", "Grand Ring" award Verne, the British award "For Independence of Thought", awarded the Medal "Symbol of Science".
In the name of the Strugatsky named a minor planet №3054, open September 11, 1977 at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory.
Married Arkady Natanovich was twice, from his second marriage he had a daughter, Mary, who later became the wife of politician Yegor Gaidar, a descendant of the writer Arkady Gaidar.
I remember us Arkady Strugatsky and its stunning translations. Thanks to him, the Soviet reader to see stories of Ryunosuke Akutagawa, novel Kobo Abe, Natsume Soseki, etc. In the 70 Strugatsky was an honorary member of the editorial board of "World Adventures" anthology "of modern fiction Library", "Knowledge - force.", And in the 85- he became editor of the "Ural Stalker" by turning the magazine into the main mouthpiece of the Soviet and translated fiction.
And more recently in honor of the Strugatsky in St. Petersburg issued a decree on awarding an unmarked area of the Moscow region name by Strugatsky brothers. The area, which was named in honor of famous writers, is located at the intersection of the Moscow prospectus, Frunze Street and Victory. By the way, he lived near Boris Strugatsky.
died Arkady N. Strugatsky of liver cancer, with which he waged a long struggle, which, however, lost. Under the will of the writer, his ashes scattered over Moscow, and millions of readers around the world will remember him for his well-aimed and clear statements about life and the fact that he, together with his brother (and sometimes alone) gave in his works, the answers to the eternal questions : how to make the right decision, to find themselves, and not to lose in this vast world. And here, perhaps the best of them.
"It's really a sin, but when I'm with you, I do not need God."
"It's amazing how quickly pass the waves of delight. Gnaw themselves, bite themselves, compel and itch can be for hours and days, and the excitement comes and then goes away. "
"Children can not be beat. They without you will be a lifetime to beat and sundry, and if you want to hit him, give better in the face itself, it will be useful. "
"For weeks wasting soul into vulgar chatter with all scum, and when you meet this person, do not have time to talk."
"That's right: the money a person needs in order to never not think about them."
"It is better to err twenty times in a person than suspicious of everyone."
"Everyone in anything but a genius. It is necessary only to find it is brilliant. "
"Among them, no one knew exactly what happiness is and what is the meaning of life. And they took a working hypothesis that happiness - in a continuous knowledge of the unknown and the meaning of life in the same. "
"The trouble is that we do not see, as the years pass. Do not care for years, we do not notice how everything changes. We know that things are changing, we are taught from childhood that everything changes, we many times have seen with my own eyes how things are changing, and at the same time, we are quite unable to notice the moment when there is a change or looking for a change is not there, where it should be. " "Only that will achieve the goal, who did not know the word" fear. "
"In our business can not be friends half. Each half - it is always half the enemy. "
"Or perhaps you do not know what it is - you need? This is when you can not do without. This is when you think about all the time. This is when all life aspire to. "
"We know that there is only one way of doing business, and many ways to evade from the case."
"I thought and thought, does not come up with anything useful, and decided to give a damn!"
"Here we are improving, improving, getting better, smarter, kinder and to what is still nice when someone takes the decision for you ..."
"I'm not feeling sorry for himself! And I got the sacred right not to feel sorry for others! .. "
"It is - as in the grave, never late and always early."
"... the whole point is to learn how to wipe. Spit in your face, and you and utris. First, shame is lost, then puzzled, and then, suddenly, you start to wipe with dignity and even get pleasure from the process ... "