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Hingley, Ronald

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(1920-2010) Scottish academic specializing in Russian studies, a translator from the Russian – most notably of the works of Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) in nine volumes (1974-1980) – and author. His Near Future sf novel Up Jenkins! (1956) satirically presents a UK split in two after a civil war, the northern half remaining more or less free, the southern half transformed into People's Britain, and ruled in totalitarian fashion. The Satire of People's Britain is deft, though predictable, as is the doughty unsubduableness of the northerners, who prevail as the South collapses through subversion and stupidity. [JC]

Ronald Francis Hingley

born Edinburgh, Scotland: 26 April 1920

died United Kingdom: 23 January 2010

works

  • Up Jenkins! (London: Longmans, Green and Co, 1956) [hb/Carter]

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