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A Fictionalized Memoir.

Book critic John Leonard reviews "Goodnight!," by Soviet novelist Andrei Sinyavsky (AHN-dray Sin-YAV-skee). Sinyavsky was the first writer in the Soviet union to be convicted for the opinions voiced by his imaginary characters, and the book straddles the line between fiction and non-fiction as it tells the story of Sinyavsky and his alter ego/pseudonym, Abram Tertz.

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Other segments from the episode on January 2, 1990

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, January 2, 1990: Interview with John Adams; Commentary on rap music; Interview with Stefan Kanfer; Review of the novel "Goodnight!".

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