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Homo Sovieticus has 41 ratings and 3 reviews. MJ said: More sociological satire from the Corleone of Communist crit. A less amusing novel than The Madhou. Ten years ago, Alexander Zinoviev, a professor of philosophy at Moscow University and a prominent logician, published in Switzerland “The. Results 1 – 18 of 18 Homo Sovieticus by Alexander Zinoviev and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

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Very subtle satire of the Soviet system as well as of the naive West of the s. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

In the West as well it is lies that people can rally round that are needed, not the sort of truth that arouses pessimism. Open Preview See a Problem? Preview — Homo Sovieticus by Aleksandr Zinoviev.

Homo Sovieticus – Suspected at Home, Misjudged Abroad

Condemned to permanent exile, Zinoviev now lives in Zinoviv. No eBook available Amazon. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. And agree with everything that the Western smart Alecs say about us. Ten years ago, Alexander Zinoviev, a professor of philosophy at Moscow University and a prominent logician, published in Switzerland “The Yawning Heights,” a scathing satire on the practices of communist ideology in the Soviet Union.

He rages at his impotence: His Philosophical Problems of Many-Valued Logica landmark book, won him invitations to international conferences, but although Zinoviev’s name appeared occasionally on lists of delegates he never actually travelled outside the Soviet Union.


Even though the West seems chaotic, frivolous and defenseless, all the same Moscow will never achieve worldwide supremacy. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

And for this decades will be needed, if not centuries.

Homo Sovieticus

He is a bundle of contradictions: Charles Szpinda rated it it was amazing Feb 23, Terry Bratula rated it liked it Apr 09, See all 3 reviews. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Get to Know Us. Andrei Lazar rated it really liked it Oct 30, ComiXology Thousands of Spvieticus Comics. Ukrainians fear the Russians, but they don’t respect them.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. His disgust and self-loathing deepen as his understanding of his plight grows. Zinoviev was a prolific contributor to his field. Zinoviev offers himself as Communism’s consummate insider. There is no narrative flow. He tells everyone he meets that he is a Soviet spy. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

In the Soviet Union the Russians are the only people who might be suited to that role. There is no table contents.

There are no chapters.

Just a moment while we sign you in alexandre your Goodreads account. This book is valuable because rather than telling you how they think, it shows you how they think. The speakers vied with each other in telling us what Soviet man was.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. It only causes suffering to those who try to attain it and arouses malice in those to whom the truth-seeker appeals. No one believes him–least of all the Western counterintelligence agents who endlessly interrogate him. Zinooviev his creator, the narrator of this unclassifiable workhe himself constructs the lumbering term “novel-denunciation-report-tyrade”is a “Soviet emigre in the West” living in a pension in West Berlin with others of xinoviev ilk bearing such tags as the Cynic, the Joker, the Whiner, the Dissident.


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slexander Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. From their point of view, bad effects stem from bad causes and so Communism cannot have any real advantages. Zinoviev offers a wry analysis of his Russian “types,” but his format is rankly self-indulgent and blank in the areasplot, character, stylethat make fiction worth reading.

Despite showering these Russian speakers with propaganda and infiltrating large numbers of Russians, he found it hard going.