(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

Ehrenburg, Ilya 1891–1967

(Also Ehrenbourg or Erenburg) Ehrenburg was a Russian poet, novelist, and journalist. He fought for Soviet artistic freedom and was an official spokesperson for the literary movement. Despite this, Ehrenburg was termed a chameleon for his political attitudes altered with changes in the reigning ideology. Because he lived for many years abroad in Paris, his writing reflects a western-oriented outlook. (See also Contemporary Authors, obituary, Vols. 25-28, rev. ed.)