Iurii Trifonov, Dom na naberezhnoi [The House on the Embankment]

David Gillespie (University of Bath)
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The House on the Embankment


Dom na naberezhnoi

) appeared in the January 1976 issue of the Moscow-based periodical

Druzhba narodov

, and was an immediate sensation. It was one of the few literary works to explore the workings of everyday Stalinism published during the Brezhnev “stagnation” years, although Trifonov had first visited its subject-matter a quarter of a century earlier in his Stalin Prize-winning novel




, 1950). We should not forget that the 1970s were particularly grim years for Soviet literature, with an increasingly vindictive censorship apparatus that denied writers such as Vasilii Aksenov and Vladimir Voinovich publication outlets, and the forced exile of Iosif Brodskii (in 1972) and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (in 1974). Trifonov’s earlier novel follows…

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Citation: Gillespie, David. "Dom na naberezhnoi". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 03 September 2003 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=12779, accessed 29 May 2024.]

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