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MIZ, p. 56. 38. BI, p. 10. 39. TRC, p. 202; KKR, p. 178. 42 Role of Literature in Society Bl, p. 70. , p. 47. , p. 72. , p. 87. , p. 122. , p. 23. MIZ, pp. 94-5. , p. 128. , p. 129. , p. 79. , p. 80. BI, p. 115. , p. 116. MIZ, p. 80. Bl, p. 121. MIZ, p. 80. Bl, p. 9. , p. 10. MIZ, p. 81. , p. 82. '0 tak nazyvaemoi nauchnoi fantastike. (Iz doklada na kongresse nauchnoi fantastiki v Bryussele, XI, 1978)', BI, pp. 19-24. 61. Bl, pp. 24, 23. 62. , p. 23. 63. , p. 13. 64. , p. 22. 65. , p. 13. 66. , p.
But he has something of the clown in him too which comes out particularly in his publicism. And that is when the trouble starts. Clowns are often noble and moving persons who mourn life's deep and tragic absurdities. But there is also the clowning of the enfant terrible. In an astonishing manner Alexander Zinoviev is, I think, both kinds of clown and modulates from the one genre to the other. This creates ambiguity. And ambiguity is disconcerting when it comes to the science which he intends to promulgate.
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. You feel submerged up to your chin in a boundless ocean of dirty water. You feel as if your body and soul were already being consumed by the bacteria of decay and the maggots, and yet still you clutch at moral precepts which have lost their force - the last remaining straw.
Alexander Zinoviev as Writer and Thinker: An Assessment by Michael Kirkwood, Philip Hanson