Alexander Zinoviev Introduction

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(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

Zinoviev, Alexander 1922–

Zinoviev is a Russian novelist, philosopher, and logician. His first novel, The Yawning Heights, mocks philosophical thought, particularly Communist ideology, and is full of puns, fury, and disgust. Its tone, subject matter, and style have prompted critics to compare Zinoviev to Rabelais, Hobbes, Swift, Orwell, and numerous other satirists.