Russian Literature: 1953-Present


Abram Tertz (Andrei Donatovich Siniavskii)/Абрам Терц (Андрей Донатович Синявский)

New York Times Obituary with Biography

The trial of Siniavskii and Daniel (Wikipedia)



Other works in Russian

Reading Guide:

How do you think the main character's alienation might compare to that of other Soviet citizens?

How does his alienation compare to the alienation of any individual in an industrial or post-industrial society?

What do you imagine life would be like in a communal apartment for less unusual individuals?