Sedykh, Andreĭ, 1902-

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Andreĭ Sedykh, author and journalist, was a correspondent for and editor of Novoe russkoe alovo.

From the description of Andreĭ Sedykh papers, 1887-1965. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702133027

Andrei Sedykh (pseudonym of IAkov Moiseevich TSvibak/Jacques Zwibak) is the author of 18 books of short stories, essays, history, travelogs and reminiscences. For most of his life he worked as a journalist, writing prolifically on a wide range of subjects. A prominent figure of the first wave of Russian emigration, he numbered among his friends and acquaintances most of the notable Russian émigrés in France and the United States, many of whom are represented in the papers.

Sedykh was born in Feodosiia, Russia on August 14 (August 1), 1902. He emigrated from Russia in 1920 and, after a brief period in Istanbul, settled in Paris where he studied at the Ecole des sciences politiques receiving his degree in 1925. He worked as a correspondent for Poslednie novosti, Segodnia (Riga) and Novoe russkoe slovo (New York), and in 1932 married the actress and singer Evgeniia Osipovna Lipovskaia (Jenny Grey). When Ivan Alekseevich Bunin was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1933, Sedykh accompanied him to Stockholm for the ceremonies as his secretary. During World War II Sedykh was forced to flee Paris, and in 1942 he emigrated to New York, where he began working as the city editor for Novoe russkoe slovo . He served as its managing editor from 1960-65 and in 1973 became editor in chief and president.

In addition to his career as a writer, journalist, and editor, Sedykh was active in philanthropic organizations. He created the Fond srochnoi pomoshchi at Novoe russkoe slovo to aid needy Russian emigrants and promoted the yearly collection for the Russian Literary Fund. He served as president of the Russian Literary Fund and vice-president of the American ORT (Obshchestvo rasprostraneniia truda) Federation, and for many years was the chairman of the executive committee of the American-European Friends of ORT. [ Sources used : Kasack, Wolfgang, Dictionary of Russian Literature Since 1917 (New York: Columbia University Press, 1988); Tri iubileia Andreia Sedykh, ed. Leonid Rzhevskii (New York: Litfund, 1982); Who's Who in American Jewry, ed. Harold M. Glass (Los Angeles: Standard Who's Who, 1980).

From the guide to the Andreĭ Sedykh papers, 1887-1965, (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library)

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referencedIn Hapgood, Elizabeth Reynolds. Papers, 1867-1974. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Aleksandr Kazem-Bek papers, 1930-1977. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Kazem-Bek, Aleksandr 1902-1977. Aleksandr Kazem-Bek papers, 1930-1977. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Berezov, Rodion Mikhaĭlovich, 1896- . Rodion Mikhailovich Berezov Papers, 1944-1976. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Logunova, Natalii︠a︡ Apollinarievna, d. 1972?. Nataliia Apollinarievna Logunova Papers, 1913-1972. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Elizabeth Reynolds Hapgood papers, 1867-1974 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Mark Weinbaum papers, 1896-1973 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Nataliia Apollinarievna Logunova Papers, 1913-1972. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Andreĭ Sedykh papers, 1887-1965 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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associatedWith Aldanov, Mark Aleksandrovich, 1886-1957. person
associatedWith Balʹmont, Konstantin Dmitrievich, 1867-1942. person
associatedWith Benois, Alexandre, 1870-1960. person
associatedWith Berdi︠a︡ev, Nikolaĭ, 1874-1948. person
associatedWith Berezov, Rodion Mikhaĭlovich, 1896- . person
associatedWith Buck, Pearl S(Pearl Sydenstricker), 1892-1973. person
associatedWith Bunin, Ivan Alekseevich, 1870-1953. person
associatedWith Chagall, Marc, 1887-1985. person
associatedWith Chekhov, Michael, 1891-1955. person
associatedWith Gippius, Z. N(Zinaida Nikolaevna), 1869-1945. person
associatedWith Grebenshchikov, Georgīĭ, 1882-1964. person
associatedWith Grechaninov, Aleksandr Tikhonovich, 1864-1956. person
associatedWith Grigorʹev, Boris, 1886-1939. person
associatedWith Hapgood, Elizabeth Reynolds person
associatedWith Hapgood, Elizabeth Reynolds. person
associatedWith Ivanov, Georgiĭ, 1894-1958. person
associatedWith Jabotinsky, Vladimir, 1880-1940. person
associatedWith Kazem-Bek, Aleksandr 1902-1977. person
associatedWith Khodasevich, V. F(Vladislav Felit︠s︡ianovich), 1886-1939. person
associatedWith Kuprin, A. I(Aleksandr Ivanovich), 1870-1938. person
associatedWith Logunova, Natalii︠a︡ Apollinarievna, d. 1972?. person
associatedWith Maklakov, V. A(Vasiliĭ Alekseevich), 1870-1957. person
associatedWith Mili︠u︡kov, P. N(Pavel Nikolaevich), 1859-1943. person
associatedWith Muromt︠s︡eva-Bunina, V. N(Vera Nikolaevna) person
associatedWith Nemirovich-Danchenko, Vladimir I(Vladimir Ivanovich), 1858-1943. person
associatedWith Rachmaninoff, Sergei, 1873-1943. person
associatedWith Remizov, Alekseĭ, 1877-1957. person
associatedWith Shestov, Lev, 1866-1938. person
associatedWith Shmelev, I. S(Ivan Sergeevich), 1875-1950. person
associatedWith Shukhaev, Vasilli Ivanovich, 1887- person
associatedWith Sudeĭkin, Sergeĭ I︠U︡rʹevich, 1882-1946. person
associatedWith Tėffi, N. A., 1876-1952. person
associatedWith T︠S︡vetaeva, Marina, 1892-1941 person
associatedWith T︠S︡vetaeva, Marina, 1892-1941. person
associatedWith Veĭdle, V., 1895-1979 person
associatedWith Veĭnbaum, M. E. (Mark Efimovich), 1890-1973. person
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Authors, Russian
Poets, Russian
Russian literature


Birth 1902-08-14

Death 1994-01-08




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