WorldCat Identities

Sinjavskij, Andrej Donatovič

Works: 5 works in 10 publications in 3 languages and 43 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Diaries  History  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PG3476.S539, 947.084
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Andrej Donatovič Sinjavskij
Phantastische Geschichten : Sämtliche Erzählungen by Andrej Donatovič Sinjavskij( Book )

6 editions published between 1961 and 1967 in German and Undetermined and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A voice from the chorus by A Sini︠a︡vskiĭ( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in German and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrei Sinyavsky, who writes under the pseudonym of Abram Tertz, has been called by Saul Bellow "one of the most intelligent, most original, and most brilliant of contemporary writers". A noted Russian dissident, he was incarcerated from 1966 to 1971 in Soviet forced labor camps for allowing some of his most satirical writings to be smuggled out of Russia and published in the West. This extraordinary literary work is Sinyavsky's prison memoir. Based on letters to his wife, the diary includes Sinyavsky's meditations on religion, sex, art, literature, and myths - the inner world to which he removed himself to escape from the degradation of prison. Interjected into these thoughts, however, are random snatches of prisoners' conversations - a "chorus" of their tales, legends, songs, and curses that evoke the horror and spiritual desolation of their existence. The result is at once an oblique evocation of prison life, a celebration of literature and art, and a tribute to the endurance of the human spirit. Originally published in 1976, A Voice from the Chorus is now available with a new preface from the author
Fantastic stories by A Sini︠a︡vskiĭ( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soviet civilization : a cultural history by A Sini︠a︡vskiĭ( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Li︠u︡bimov; povestʹ by A Sini︠a︡vskiĭ( Book )

1 edition published in 1963 in Polish and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.72 (from 0.38 for Soviet civ ... to 0.91 for Phantastis ...)

Alternative Names
Siniavski, Andr

Siniavski, Andre

Siniavski, Andre

Sinjavskij, Andrej Donat'evic

Sinjavskij, Andrej Donatovič

Sinjawskij, Andrej

Sinyavsky, Andrei

Terc, Abram, Pseud. de Andrej Donatovič Sinjavskij

Tertz, Abraham, Pseud. de Andrej Donatovič Sinjavskij

Terz, Abram, Pseud. de Andrej Sinjawskij

Синявский, Андрей Донатович