Ilya Ilf

ILYA ARNOLDOVICH ILF (born Faynzilber, 1897-1937) was a famous satirist and humorist. In the 1920s, he contributed many pieces to the newspaper Gudok. His main works (co-authored with Yevgeny Petrov, see below) were the novels Twelve Chairs and The Golden Calf, and the non-fiction work One-Storied America. He died of tuberculosis.


The Golden Calf (06: Gogol Mogul)
Wicked Cold (January/February 2005)
The Twelve Chairs (October 1997)
The Interplanetary Chess Congress (17: Sport)
The Little Golden Calf (34: Treasure Hunting)

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