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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There is no narrative flow. Anyone is free to republish, copy, and redistribute the alexabder in this content but not the images or videos in any medium or format, with the right to remix, transform, and build upon it, even commercially, as long as they provide a backlink and credit to Russia Insider. From Publishers Weekly Like 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 his ilk bearing such tags as the Cynic, the Joker, the Whiner, the Dissident.

Full statement from the Editor, Charles Bausman. In reality, gentlemen, we are much worse. He published more than articles on logic, many of which appeared in the west.

Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc. Alexey rated it it was amazing Oct 31, A rated it really liked it Jul 19, AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

Remarkable predictions of the collapse of the Soviet system and the chaos that would follow.

Homo Sovieticus – Suspected at Home, Misjudged Abroad

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? The type isn’t exclusive to the Soviet Union, however, and Zinoviev’s satire is equally directed at the complacent hypocrisy and ignorance of the West on Soviet matters. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. He rages at his impotence: Paton rated it really liked it Oct 31, Even though the West seems chaotic, frivolous and defenseless, all the same Moscow will never achieve worldwide supremacy.


Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. And it’s good for a lot of laughs along the way. Exploring the nature of a new people created by Soviet communal society, this novel centers on a group of Soviet emigres living in a boarding house in Germany, each seeking to establish a niche in the West.

I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Jan 19, Dina rated it really liked it Shelves: Zinoviev offers himself as Communism’s consummate insider.

More sociological satire from the Corleone of Communist crit.

Homo Sovieticus

He was dead right. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Gergely rated it really liked it Oct 28, Denied the secrecy which cloaked government activity under the tsars and the Communists, Russia could simply not effectively suppress subject peoples in an empire in the Internet age.

And how is the West to defend itself? To ask other readers questions about Homo Sovieticusplease sign up. And agree with everything that the Western smart Alecs say about us. Patrick Coen rated it liked it Nov 20, One can buy a great many books about the Soviet Union. Alexanver Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Now that I have lived in the West for a while I have swivelled my dreams round degrees.

However, his sovietocus criticism of Stalin led to his expulsion from the institute and from the Komsomol, the Communist youth le Zinoviev was born in the middle of a family of 11 to a carpenter zinoveiv and peasant mother in the village of Pakhtino, in the Kostroma region of central Russia.


And when it comes to it, one that can rule in reality. Put a mammoth sale at giveaway prices in the path alexanver the Russian tanks. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. My idea that the shortcomings of our society were the inevitable consequences and manifestations of its advantages was deemed scientifically invalid and ideologically pernicious.

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Homo Sovieticus by Aleksandr Zinoviev

Some of the essays are disquisitions, profound thoughts about life in the West, life in the Soviet Union, and so on. Step up production of tedious dissidents and send them to colonize the capitalist powers.

There is no index. Soviet and Western ideologues alike, albeit for different reasons, failed to understand the nature of soviet society. It is not necessary to notify Russia Insider. More than that, once the Russian people have really become the most privileged and dominant nation in the country, they will still have to outclass the other peoples in all the most important nonmilitary spheres of life.

I admitted my mistakes and for a number of years I kept my thought processes to myself. Charles Szpinda rated it it was amazing Feb 23, It only causes suffering to those who try to attain it and arouses malice in those to whom the truth-seeker appeals.

These are the suggestions of Alexander Zinoviev in this brilliant novelistic collage, midway between philosophical treatise and departmental report, on the emergence of a new and higher species of humanity.