Disappearance (Trifonov novel)

Disappearance is an unfinished, posthumously-published autobiographical novella of wartime childhood by Soviet writer Yury Trifonov. Trifonov started work on the novel in the 1960s, telling childhood stories against the background of the disappearances of family and friends in the years 1937-1942, during the Second World War, and during Stalin's purges.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ Josephine Woll Invented Truth: Soviet Reality and the Literary Imagination of Iurii Trifonov.- 1991 - 0822311518 "Trifonov, who had never been an open dissident, was a likely candidate. The chain ... The seventh was published years later, as was the novella The Disappearance."
  2. ^ R. Marsh - 1995 History and Literature in Contemporary Russia - Page 55 0230377793 One of the first works on this theme to appear was Yurii Trifonov's posthumously published novel Disappearance (1987), begun in the early 1960s and left unfinished at the time of his death, which investigates the psychological effect of the ...
  3. ^ Evgeny Dobrenko, Marina Balina - The Cambridge Companion to Twentieth-Century Russian Literature 0521875358 2011 In Disappearance, Trifonov's most autobiographical novel, there is no place for revolutionary illusions and rosy ideals. The recollections of Igor Baiukov (nicknamed 'Gorik') about his repressed family are central to the narrative.