Penelope Fitzgerald, 26 May 1994
Show More The Moment between the Past and the Future by Grigorij Baklanov, translated by Catherine Porter.
Faber, 217 pp., £14.99, March 1994, 0 571 16444 7Show More
The Soul of a Patriot by Evgeny Popov, translated by Robert Porter.
Harvill, 194 pp., £8.99, April 1994, 0 00 271124 9Show More
“... perhaps of all bureaucracy, he will survive long alter his master has fallen into ruin. Evgeny Popov’s The Soul of a Patriot also ends with a description of, or rather with a disjointed set of notes on, Brezhnev’s funeral, including the black crow which flew across Red Square and was recognised by the watching millions as a departing ...”