Russian author whose works were noted for their extreme pessimism and immorality. His best-known work, Sanin, was published in 1907 and was immediately condemned by the critics for its sexual explicitness. Nevertheless, the book was extremely popular with the public. In 1923, he was expelled from Russia by the Bolsheviks for his decadence and, from exile, he became a firm critic of the Soviet system. Artzybashev also wrote a number of plays and many short stories. His son, Boris, went on to become a renowned artist.
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