Yuri Trifonov's Moscow Cycle A Critical Study
The first full-length book in English on Trifonov (1925-1981). Outlines this major Soviet writer's subtle adaptations of conventional Socialist Realism to promote a discreet internal criticism of social shortcomings during several decades of Soviet administration. Discusses the five novellas and one novel comprising Trifonov's Moscow Cycle: The Exchange, Taking Stock, The Long Goodbye, Another Life, The House on the Embankment, The Time and the Place.
"He views literature as a tool in shaping the Soviet socialist myth. Partridge draws also parallels between the works of Trifonov and those of leading Western writers. . . . Partridge makes in his study a number of subtle remarks and original observations. He is best in his psychological analysis of complex interpersonal relationships." -- Canadian Slavonic Papers
ISBN10: 0-88946-293-3 ISBN13: 978-0-88946-293-9 Pages: 208 Year: 1990