Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Andreyev, Leonid
ANDREYEV, LEONID, a Russian author, born at Oryol, Russia, 1871. He received his education at the gymnasium at Oryol and St. Petersburg University. He early turned his attention to literature and speedily achieved an international reputation. His writing was brilliant, but marked by the morbidity characteristic of the Russian school. Among his well-known works may be mentioned "Red Laughter," "Life of Man," and "Anathema." He died suddenly in Finland in February, 1919, from excitement, caused by a Bolshevist raid in the vicinity of his residence.