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
“... In Goodnight Sinyavsky, still in Paris, to which he was allowed to emigrate in 1973, gives what is perhaps the last of his judgments on himself. This is said to be an autobiographical novel, and RichardLourie, in his introduction, calls it ‘the culmination of everything he has so far written’, but it strikes me more as an elegy, a jazz elegy in five movements, of which three are very much more ...”