Penelope Fitzgerald, 11 October 1990
Show More In the beginning by Irina Ratushinskaya, translated by Alyona Kojevnikov.
Hodder, 320 pp., £14.95, March 1990, 9780340416983Show More
Goodnight by Abram Tertz (Andrei Sinyavsky), translated and introduced by Richard Lourie.
Viking, 364 pp., £14.99, April 1990, 0 670 80165 8Show More
Comrade Princess: Memoirs of an Aristocrat in Modern Russia by Ekaterina Meshcherskaya.
Doubleday, 228 pp., £12.95, February 1990, 0 385 26910 2Show More
“... this puts him on the side of the angels, or at least of Hoffman, Gogol, Bely and Post-Modernism. Ekaterina Meshcherskaya, at 85, is said to be the only surviving Russian princess living in Russia. In 1917 her family lost three vast estates, two palaces, their Botticelli Madonna, everything but a handful of jewels. Her mother was lucky to get a job as ...”