The Lord and the Gamekeeper - Zinovy ZinikHeinemann, 1991, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper. Pages very gently age-tanned.
From the cover: “Was Pushkin a mere plagiarist when he adapted an excerpt from the book by a forgotten Scottish bard, John Wilson, for his tragedy FESTIVITIES AT THE TIME OF THE PLAGUE? Commissioned to translate Pushkin into English, was Felix a literary thief for merely copying John Wilson’s original work? Was his doppelganger friend Victor, expelled from the Soviet Union for his fight against psychiatric abuse, a courageous dissident or a callous manipulator of human lives? Why does Silva, whose amorous favours are amicably shared between Victor and Felix, feel so ashamed of the memory of one particular Moscow gathering of friends? Why does a cosy menage-a-trois turn into a hornets’ nest when Felix, Victor and Silva meet again in Silva’s flat in Blackheath? What does their benefactor, a mysterious Lord Edward, care more about: the suffering of imprisoned Russian dissidents or of their abandoned dogs? And finally, what do labour camps in Russia and pheasant breeding pens in England have in common? Zinovy Zinik is one of the first modern Russian writers to write about Western mores through the prism of Soviet eyes. He is uniquely placed to do so. Since his emigration from Russia fifteen years ago, he has been living and working in London.”
Size: 8¾" x 5½"
Number of Pages: 248
Translator: Alex De Jonge (Russian)
Cover Art By: John Hamilton