How memories of celebrities are written? With humour - about modern writers of
of the Writer Hvostogrivov, the author of popular memories of the meetings with the famous people, it is difficult to find houses, in calm of a study. Here and this time our correspondent came across him in Balashikha situated near Moscow, on the presentation of a point on trade in melon. The g - N Hvostogrivov with pleasure agreed to answer several questions, having noticed at the same time that generally he to a press does not favor.
- G - N Hvostogrivov, you are known to the reading public first of all as the author of remarkable memoirs. You really communicated with all people about whom you write?
- I did not communicate. I was on friendly terms with them. Both with Iosif, and with Nikita, and with Lyonya... We were one company, together drank, fought, played soccer, looked after girls - then it was fashionable. I also began to write only to protect these people from so-called “friends“, from those who make money on sacred names. In the book “My Vysotsky“ I write much about... I do not know how and to call them - that. For example, somebody Vladi. Yes she was not even familiar with Vysotsky, Volod`ka himself spoke to me! He very much loved me, I - now it is already possible to speak about it - the author of almost all his songs. Both “Bath“, and “Hunting“, and... and other its songs were written by me, Volodya just rehashed them, I allowed him. It very much then needed money. As well as Lennon, about it I wrote in the book “My Lennon“. I, by the way, was married to his sister.
- Why you hid it?
- the Reasons I opened in the book “My Yesenin“. Now it is already possible to speak about it - I presented many verses to the Ear ring, and about fingers in a mouth, and something about the living old woman there and... and other its verses. It very much then needed money. Young people we were...
- But your name is almost unknown to general public...
- Recently I wrote the book “My Lenin“, there I just reflect over it. Ilyich gave a lot of things to me, but first of all he taught me to modesty. I returned the favor and - now it is already possible to speak about it - in March dictated to it “April theses“. It very much then needed money. We were acquainted by Krupskaya, I was at that time married to her sister.
- With whom else you were familiar?
- In the book “My Pushkin“ I write about it. Van Gogh, Tchaikovsky, Bulgakov, Shalyapin, Maradona, Fischer... We were one company, together drank, fought, played soccer, looked after girls - then it was fashionable. Petka Tchaikovsky, however, did not know it and looked after boys, now it is already possible to speak about it. And soccer was played best of all by Van Gogh, once in the heat of fight to it even tore off an ear... I remember how I taught Fischer to play checkers - he then, and it is the known fact, became the world champion … And as ingeniously Shalyapin sang the romances composed by me - and “Bath“, and about fingers in a mouth, and... and other my romances. It very much then needed money. I, am remembered, was at that time fallen in love, devoted to the girlfriend the poem “I met you...“, Sashka Pushkin saw, elicited... Young people we were...
- And you wrote many books?
- Yes, and I told about it in the book “My Napoleon“. We were on friendly terms with Bonya since childhood, talked much, argued... I somehow told it that I will become a writer, and became, and he rushed about and - now it is already possible to speak about it - wanted to become whether the cynologist, whether the film expert … Generally, something medical. I remember how I dissuaded him to go war on Russia... What this campaign ended with, it is possible to learn from my book “My Kutuzov“. Napoleon, by the way, always needed money. I was married to his sister.
- You met Kutuzov too?
- Yes, with Mishka we were as in a saying - “do not pour vodka“. Now it is already possible to speak about it. I called his “admiral Nelson“, I do not know why. When I told about it to Nelson, he very much laughed though he constantly needed money. Young people we were...
- And how many times you were married?
X.: - It is a lot of. I write about it in the book “My D` of the ARC“. We had a huge, all-consuming love, but it - and now it is already possible to speak about it - tragically broke, burned down... I do not blame Zhanna, it were happy years, but, it seems to me, she needed money more, than me. In the book “My Cleopatra“ I open a subject of female treachery more deeply. By the way, after death of Klyopy I married her sister.
- And what you work now on?
X.: - I write the book “My Christ“.
X.: - Yes. I was married to his sister. Young people we were...