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Publisher: Northwestern University Press (15 Jun. 2006)
By: Abram Teretis (Author)
'Little Jinx 'is a canny mockery of the Soviet world. Its author, Andrei Sinyavsky, a respectable member of the USSR's Institute for World Literature, was exposed in 1965 as the real author of a series of irreverent essays and fantastic tales that had been circulating under the nom de plume Abram Tertz. After five years in a labor camp he immigrated to Paris.' Little Jinx 'is the tale of a man named Sinyavsky, a literary hack and runt who clumsily survives repression and anti-Semitism but also brings misery to those around him. When this 'little jinx' inadvertently causes the death of his five brothers, he is consumed by a guilt that seems universal in his society.--This text refers to the Pdf edition.