... to the blurring of the frontier between the new and the old and to his works becoming not a manual of life but a confused and ... be clear and where all the accents fall in the right places, but which nevertheless evoke a feeling of dissatisfaction in the reader. ... The personality of the title, Dmitri Grezin, is a radio announcer and actor in a large town in the Far East. ... But it appears that the man who arouses in others clear thoughts and pure feelings is himself a foul cynic with low tastes.