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SASHA CHYORNY (1880-1932) was born Alexander Mikhailovich Glickberg, in Odessa. He worked as a journalist, customs officer and railway worker, while writing satirical stories and poems. His work was extremely popular during his lifetime, admired by writers as diverse as Mayakovsky and Nabokov. He emigrated after the revolution and died in France in 1932 from a heart attack, after helping to put out a fire in Lamandou. According to legend, his fox terrier Micky, "author" of the eponymous story Micky Fox, lay on Chyorny's chest and died with him.