Zinovy Zinik left the Soviet Union in 1975 and has been living in England since 1976. Among his books of fiction in English are One-Way Ticket (1995), History Thieves (2010) and Sounds Familiar or the Beast of Artek (2016). Zinik’s recent works in Russian include the novel Ящик оргона (2017) and the collection of shorter prose Нога моего отца и другие реликвии (2021). His new collection of short stories in Russian, Нет причины для тревоги, was published in 2022.
This collection, compiled, translated, and edited by poet and scholar Ian Probstein, provides Anglophone audiences with a powerful selection of Mandelstam’s most beloved and haunting poems.
This collection of personal essays by a bi-national Russian/U.S. author offers glimpses into many things Soviet and post-Soviet: the sacred, the profane, the mundane, the little-discussed and the often-overlooked. What was a Soviet school dance like? Did communists go to church? Did communists listen to Donna Summer? If you want to find out, read on!