Cover Osteuropa 5-6/2013

In Osteuropa 5-6/2013

The Political Aspects of Author Zachar Prilepin

Olga Radetzkaja

Deutsche Fassung


Zachar Prilepin is a star in his homeland. His first novel, translated into German, was enthusiastically received in this country as well. Apparently, a crucial role in this reception is played less by the literary quality of his work than by his colourful personality. Prilepin is considered a “leftwing radical” and staunch opponent of Vladmir Putin. In fact, he represents a populist mixture of nationalism, resentments, and Soviet nostalgia.

(Osteuropa 5-6/2013, pp. 301–314)