George Oster: biography, creativity


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Grigory Oster bentsionovich – unique and unpredictable children's book writer, author of many fun and interesting poems and stories. His work – an extraordinary and controversial, his book – dismantle and popular. How can we explain this success and the tremendous interest which has caused Grigory Oster, the people's reading public? Started this incredible, charismatic writer and in any other types of creative activity, he managed to participate? Let's find out.

We All come from childhood

Full name George Oster - Grigoriy bentsionovich. The name of the father of the writer literally translates as "son of Zion". This suggests that the children's writer has Jewish roots.

George Oster

Grigory Oster was Born in the seaside Odessa, rainy autumn of 1947. But soon my parents moved to Sunny Crimea Yalta, where he spent his childhood and youth. Yalta – an interesting picturesque town, with grandiose architectural monuments and magnificent natural landscapes. However, school memories Oster are not associated with nature or art, and with more pragmatic things.

Once told the writer that his most vivid childhood memories are wonderful siphon, through which the house could still drink soda, but the school collecting scrap metal, which he climbed with the guys at the factories in search of something iron.

Introduction to literature

Love for writing and belles-lettres Oster instilled mother. She worked as a librarian, so from birth I read to my son books. And not just any, but the Russian classics – the immortal works of Pushkin and Lermontov.Oster's harmful advice


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Grigory Oster, learned to read quite early, with all my heart loved literary works. First it was, of course, fables and fairy tales. A little later – domestic children's classic, a change which came adult poetry and science fiction. Still Gregory bentsionovich loves two writers, whose works are regularly re-reads every five or six years. It's Dumas and Dostoevsky.


At the age of eighteen years, having received secondary education, the future writer was drafted into the army, service in which was held in the Northern fleet. After a three-year military service obligation George Oster decides to devote his life to writing and sent to conquer Moscow. A young man arrives in the Metropolitan Literary Institute named after Gorky the drama faculty.

First attempt at writing

First, an aspiring writer was attracted to creative activities for adults – he wrote beautiful lyrical works from psychological and philosophical bias. However, in those days (early 1970-ies) to earn a living by poetry, it was necessary to lay down the rhymes only in honor of the party and party ideas. Therefore, a gifted young man decided to retrain. Since then, the creative biography of George Oster has found its clearest exclusive destination – it became a children's writer.

Grigory Oster bentsionovich

He wanted to entertain and amuse young readers, providing them with information on their level of vivid and figurative language. Children don't need a lot of fancy words and sentences. They love funny short phrases that help them to look at themselves from outside, to find a solution to a difficult problem or just to have fun.

Cartoon writer

Between 1970 and 1980 bentsionovich Grigory Oster is a writer of many funny cartoons are still popular. In his witty, sparkling works of art were created such funny Comedy pictures as “a Garland of kids”, “the Kitten named woof”, “Beware of monkeys!”, “I got you, that bite”. These animated pictures reflect the fun and playful character of their writer, his simple comedic humor and cheerful gambling excitement that not only entertains and laughed, but also teaches, admonishes, educates. For example, small audience, watching mischievous mischievous monkeys, can see themselves and laugh at their antics and pranks. A touching and good-natured kitten named Gav will teach children proper to make friends, to share, to be helpful and attentive.

More movies

It Should also be mentioned that the scenario Oster was filmed feature film "first blood" telling about the realities of military-Patriotic game “lightning”. The guys from summer camp, who decided to take part in the competition, divided into “blue” and “green”. They are rapidly experiencing thrilling events of the game, trying to be like the selected characters. The plot of the film in allegorical form conveys the psychology of the present war through the eyes of emotional teenagers.

History of the popularity of the “bad advice"

Most known for George Oster, – his unsurpassed and eccentric "bad advice". The first advice was printed in separate verses in 1983 in the children's magazine “Bun”. The response to this unusual work was Grigory Oster? "bad advice" was valued by the Soviet authorities as subversive, undermining of parental and teacher authority. They caused an explosion of rage and misunderstanding among adult public. What was your reaction to it is a children's author Oster? "bad advice" was to him a matter of principle. He knew that invested in the book is correct, but unusual idea, so struggling was trying to get her to the domestic public. Soon he had a new opportunity.

kitten named woof

The Writer Auster was invited to radio, where he was able to read some of his “harmful” poems. The success was resounding! The radio station was inundated with letters for the writer. One half of the correspondence was written by angry adults, and the second – happy children. Young students admitted that they will not follow bad advice, but they were very funny and interesting to listen to them. After some time after this incident, the world saw the first full edition of the “bad advice". It was followed by three more. Now this is one of the most widely read in children's literature and is a symbolic calling card of the island.

History of the “bad advice"

What prompted the author to take up writing these humorous poems that cause readers so much worry and anxiety? In fact, as explained by George Oster that many children by its very nature is constantly doing the opposite of what is required of them. For example, they are asked to brush their teeth, and they refuse. Or say hi to them, and they responded by turning away. What should I do? How to fix the situation? Grigory Oster found out – give children bad advice to do the opposite, and it turned out right! If this method for raising disobedient children? Only time will tell.

Other media

Among many other books Oster should pay attention to his non-fiction work in comic form. This “a math exercise Book” and “Physics” and “Petka-microbe". What is notable about these publications? Let's briefly one example to illustrate what he wanted to achieve his works by George Oster. “the math exercise Book”, which he wrote to help those who do not like to study, encourage your child to look at math in new ways.

the poems of George Oster

The Book really contains entertaining puzzles. However, this is not the usual school assignments. This is an unusual, fascinating mathematical exercise, that will impress children of his eccentricity and ingenuity, will help him to use imagination and fantasy. After reading this book from a young reader is likely to have a desire to solve an ordinary school tasks.

The Specifics of creativity

The remarkable literary creations Oster? As explained by the writer himself, he writes not only for children but also for adults. One of its goals-to make the joint reading of the works read was interesting, not only kids but also their parents. So the poems of George Oster expressive and dynamic, they raise questions of interest to readers of all ages. They cause a cheerful smile and sincere laughter, good mood and improve health.

George Oster stories

The same can be said of the prose works, which were written by George Oster. Stories and tales of the writer takes the readers into the wonderful world of childhood, a fictional fairy land where there is one world and the fun, joy and enthusiasm, friendship and adventure.

Government project

Interestingly, in 2004, George Oster is one of the participants of the Kremlin's Internet project “the President of Russia-to citizens of school age”. This online resource helps children to correctly navigate the political and public life of the country, and NUC...

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Alin Trodden - author of the article, editor
"Hi, I'm Alin Trodden. I write texts, read books, and look for impressions. And I'm not bad at telling you about it. I am always happy to participate in interesting projects."

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