Alexander Zinoviev as Writer and Thinker: An Assessment by Michael Kirkwood, Philip Hanson

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26. 12. TRC, p. 37; KKR, p. 28. 13. NSNRNB, p. 51. 14. TRC, p. 221; KKR, p. 196. 15. TRC, p. 222; KKR, p. 196. 16. NSNRNB, p. 79. 17. , pp. 51-2. 18. , p. 51. 19. MIZ, p. 145. 20. Ibid. 21. , p. 146. 22. BI, p. 115. 23. BI, p. 116. 24. BI, p. 45. 25. NSNRNB, p. 53. 26. NSNRNB, p. 71. 27. MIZ, p. 83. 28. Ibid. 29. , p. 84. 30. , p. 83. 31. , p. 84. 32. , p. 82. 33. , p. 84. 34. , p. 93. 35. NSNRNB, p. 71. 36. BI, p. 10. 37. MIZ, p. 56. 38. BI, p. 10. 39. TRC, p. 202; KKR, p. 178. 42 Role of Literature in Society Bl, p.

As far as my outlook is concerned it is not (as you can judge from my books), something that I can pickle by adhering to a particular group, or sect, or party. It is a living thing; I do not want to kill it with one-sidedness. ' 75 He would like the reader to discern, and possibly to emulate his overall orientation towards life. This does not entail clinging to any dead formulae, but acceptance of character, of his style of thought and behaviour. It 38 Role of Literature in Society is a way of reacting to 'what is occurring', an underlying attitude towards life which can be summed up as: seek truth and resist brute force, since otherwise you are not a man.

66. , p. 11. 67. Ibid. 68. , p. 12. 69. , p. 22. 70. MIZ, pp. 94-5. 71. Bl, p. 9. 72. , p. 14. 73. , p. 16. 74. Ibid. 75. MIZ, p. 95. 76. BI, p. 17. 77. MIZ, p. 148. 78. , p. 76. 79. , p. 77. 80. , p. 89. 81. BI, p. 61. 82. , pp. 72, 86. 83. , p. 71. 84. MIZ, p. 147. 85. , p. 34. 86. , p. 36. 87. , p. 37. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 57. 58. 59. 60. Arch Tait 88. 89. 90. 91. 92. 93. , p. 36. BI, p. 76. NSNRNB, p. 54. Ibid. NSNRNB, p. 55. Zinoviev wrote in May 1980, 'Each day of this year comes and goes like a personal insult.

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