"The House on the Embankment": An Analysis and Introduction In his novel, "The House on the Embankment", the Russian novelist Yuri Trifinov tells the story of a Soviet conformist named Vadim Aleksandrovich Glebov who maintained his high status in Soviet society by supporting the repressive communist regime and ignoring its savage abuses of human rights. Trifinov’s novel is characterized by his satirical narrative revolving around Glebov’s academic opportunism and is a compelling depiction of life in Soviet society from the 1930’s to the 1970’s. Plot, Character, and Theme Analysis Gillespie (2003) notes that The House on the Embankment “appeared in the January 1976 issue of the Moscow-based periodical Druzhba Narodov, and was an immediate...The end:
.....rifinov tells the story of a Soviet conformist and member of the elite in his novel, The House on the Embankment, and reveals how Vadim Aleksandrovich Glebov maintained his privileged status in Soviet society by supporting the tyrannical communist regime and refusing to condemn its mass arrests and brutal human rights abuses. Trifinov’s novel memorably provides a satirical portrait of an academic opportunist and is an acute depiction of life in the Soviet Union from the 1930’s to the 1970’s. Sources Gillespie, David. (2003). “The House on the Embankment.” The Literary Encyclopedia. Rollberg, Peter. (2009). “The House on the Embankment.” KinoKultura. Trifinov, Yuri. (1999). The House on the Embankment. Chicago: Northwestern University Press.