29th June 2011
The man who was L’Age d’Homme himself, who freed thoughts of Slavic authors for the West, who discovered Alexandre Zinoviev with all his ideas and controversial visions, is gone.
We first met on unforgettable 6th of August 1978. The very special friendship between Vladimir and Alexandre became a relationship of high intellectual quality where hours and hours of discussion succeeded to hours and hours of browsing through new layers of Zinoviev’s works, to endless trips round France with innumerable meetings in small cities, huge bookstores.
Dearest Vladimir! Thank You for Your great devoted serve on the field of modern European and especially Russian literature. When You created L’Age d’Homme in 1966, You opened a new epoch of a democratic publishing.
I cannot imagine rue Férou in Paris and rue de Genève in Lausanne without You, dear friend…
Dear Andonia and Marco, with my deepest sorrow and compassion, I would like you to know that you’ll be always welcome in my and Alexandre Zinoviev’s home.
Comes Rectoris Universitatis
University of Augsburg,
Head of Russian-Bavarian Alexandre Zinoviev
Editor-in-chief of Magazine «ZINOVIEV»