Alexander Zinoviev’s Language

  • Wolf Moskovich


The ‘Period of Perplexity’, as Zinoviev calls the reign of Khrushchev (1958–64), created less obstructive conditions for the development of literature and the arts in the Soviet Union. Zinoviev is one of several outstanding Russian writers who benefited from the intellectual climate of that period and ‘Who have made the decision to renounce success, actual or potential, for the sake of their own vision of the truth’ (Smith, 1983, p. 46).


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