Community: Vassilij Tjorkin

1942 - 1950

A serial publication of Alexander Tvardovski's war poem Vassilij Tjorkin which described a soldier's life during the WWII was extremely popular during the War and caused a wave of readers' sequels. Technically, it is not correct to define Tjorkin's readership as a fandom, but their creations (some of which were published) were essentially proto-fanfics.

A detailed account of Tjorkin's creation as well of its "sequels" could be read here (in Russian, written by Tvardovski himself):
http://www.lib.ru/POEZIQ/TWARDOWSKIJ/as_ter.txt

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