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In Search of the Lost East : (Yu.N. Zavadovsky : Essay on the Life and Work.  Autobiographical Novel. In Search of the Lost East : (Yu.N. Zavadovsky : Essay on the Life and Work. Autobiographical Novel.
In Search of the Lost East : (Yu.N. Zavadovsky : Essay on the Life and Work.  Autobiographical Novel. In Search of the Lost East : (Yu.N. Zavadovsky : Essay on the Life and Work. Autobiographical Novel.

In Search of the Lost East : (Yu.N. Zavadovsky : Essay on the Life and Work. Autobiographical Novel.

Compilator: Eugenia Smagina, S.Yu. Zavadovskaya

Vikmo-M

Moskva, 2014, 512 pages

ISBN: 978-5-98454-035-3

The book about orientalist Yu.N. Zavadovsky is thanks to the scientist, master, teacher and loved one. Essay on his life and work is written by the people dear to him – his daughter Svetlana Zavadovskaya and pupil Evgeniya Smagina. The life of the scientist is of particular interest. He was an immigrant (left Russia in 1920s with his mother), a diplomat in the service of the Third Republic, French and Soviet scientist-orientalist. These are the milestones of the fate of this extraordinary personality. He returned to his homeland because he could not allow his children to grow non-Russians. And he never regretted his choice. The second Part of the book presents the auto-biographical novel by Yu.N. Zavadovsky (Paris, 1923–1933). Literary memoirs (about himself in the third person), a stylish language, subtle irony and deep penetration into the essence of things create a wonderful, exciting, easy book. The reader will get the greatest pleasure from contact with one more side on Zavadovsky’s talent. The Supplement consists of the articles about him written by his collegues and pupils, for whom he has remained the unquestioned authority in the field of science, and not knowable in terms of human communication. The book also includes a short list of works by Zavadovsky and a list of publications with his participation.

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