Summary: It is difficult to imagine anyone in Russia (or the former USSR) who does now know who Kornei Chukovsky is.
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Bykov on Chukovsky A biography of the writer from 2002, on the 120th anniversary of his birth.
Diary 1901-1969 Chukovsky's voluminous diary has been translated into English by Yale Press. An incomparable record of half a century of Russian literature.