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Valentin Kataev (1897–1986)

Russian novelist and playwright Valentin Katayev was born in 1897 in the Ukraine, to a middle-class background: his father was a schoolteacher and his grandfather was a general in the Czarist army. He joined the army in 1917 during World War I, was assigned to an artillery unit, and was wounded twice. After the Russian Revolution of 1917 he joined... See full bio »

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 2013 Squaring the Circle (TV Movie)
 1998 Stories from My Childhood (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Last Petal (1998) ... (story - as V. Kataev)
 1989 Otche nash (story)
 1984 A kör négyszögesítése (TV Movie) (play - as Katajev)
 1969-1982 Au théâtre ce soir (TV Series) (play - 2 episodes)
- La quadrature du cercle (1982) ... (play)
- Je veux voir Mioussov (1969) ... (play)
 1981 Syn polka (novel)
 1980 Je veux voir Mioussov (TV Movie) (play)
 1977 Posledniy lepestok (Short)
 1968 Die entführte Braut (TV Movie) (original story)
 1968 Quadratur des Kreises (TV Movie) (as Valentin Katajew)
 1968 Tsvetik-semitsvetik (Short)
 1967 Ich will Mjussow sprechen (TV Movie) (play)
 1967 Päivä lepokodissa (TV Movie) (play "Bezumnyy den")
 1965 Vremya, vperyod! (novel) / (screenplay)
 1957 Poet
 1956 Za vlast Sovetov (novel) / (screenplay)
 1956 Bezumnyy den
 1954 Defraudanten (TV Movie) (novel)
 1950 Dudochka i kuvshinchik (Short)
 1948 Stranitsy zhizni (writer - as V. Kataev)
 1948 Tsvetik-semitsvetik (Short) (written by)
 1937 The Lonely White Sail (novel) / (screenplay)
 1936 Tsirk (uncredited)
 1936 Call to Arms
 1931 Der brave Sünder (novel)

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Other Works:

Novel: "Time Forward" (aka "Forward, Oh Time!"). See more »

Alternate Names:

V. Kataev | Katajev | Valentin Katajew

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Brother of Yevgeni Petrov

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