Zinovy Zinik

Zinovy Zinik

Zinovy Zinik (b. 1945) is a Russian author. He studied painting at a Moscow art school between 1959–1962 and then transferred to the State University of Moscow. He has been twice nominated for the Russian Booker Awards.

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Fiction by Zinovy Zinik

“With a narrative style and humor that sometimes hints at Nabokov, Zinik, who left Russia in 1975, crafts amazing stories depicting the plight of emigres as they endure their solitude and try, ultimately, to create new lives and new selves. These eight stories give glimpses of the mindset and frustrations that the narrator (also named Zinovy Zinik) experiences. In “A Ticket to Spare,” a Russian Jew who travels to Kiev to see a Duke Ellington concert experiences the difficulty of seeking comfort in an unfamiliar city if only for a day.…
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His insights into the pains of statelessness are poetic and powerful.

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