Includes bibliographical references (p. -222) and index.
|Statement||Philip Ross Bullock.|
|LC Classifications||PG3476.P543 Z58 2005|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||x, 226 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||226|
|LC Control Number||2005472424|
Andrey Platonov () is increasingly acknowledged as one of the greatest writers of the Soviet period. His linguistic virtuosity, philosophical rigour and political unorthodoxy combined to create some of the most compellingly absurd works of literature in any language. But when Andrei Platonov died in poverty, misery and obscurity in , no one would have predicted that within half a century he would Author: Daniel Kalder. Booko search results for Andrey Platonov. Booko United States? (You can change region by clicking the flag in the toolbar.). Download Starik I More Rasskazy ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to STARIK I MORE RASSKAZY book pdf for free now. Russian Studies Of American Literature. Author: The Feminine In The Prose Of Andrey Platonov. Author: Philip Bullock ISBN:
The Foundation Pit is one of the most difficult books Ive read in recent years, but its worth the effort if you enjoy dystopia or innovative language. The book, written in , is an allegory of the era of collectivization: workers digging a pit for a foundation also find themselves digging, in effect, a collective grave/5. Andrei Platonov, Aug January 5, , was the pen name of Andrei Platonovich Klimentov, a Soviet author whose works anticipate existentialism. Although Platonov was a Communist, his works were banned in his own lifetime for their skeptical attitude toward collectivization and other Stalinist policies.4/5. It says a lot about Andrey Platonov 's The Foundation Pit (Vintage Classics) that the novel has been translated into English four times since the s, twice by the same translator. DEVIN FORE The Feminine in the Prose of Andrey Platonov. Translated from the Russian by Robert & Elizabeth Chandler and Olga Meerson With notes and an afterword by Robert Chandler and Olga Meerson In Andrey Platonov’s The Foundation Pit, a team of workers has been given the job of digging the foundation of an immense edifice, a palatial home for the perfect future that, they are convinced, is at the harder the team works, Cited by: 6.
Andrey Platonov brings out grand claims in others. Most excellent writers do this, but Platonov perhaps belongs in a special league. His chief translator Robert Chandler, in the introduction to the new Platonov collection Soul announces: "All Russians consider Pushkin their greatest poet; in time, I believe, it will become equally clear that Platonov is their greatest prose writer.". I read an earlier translation by Robert Chandler. Platonov had been a long overlooked Soviet writer. His works had been banned for many years, but fortunately his daughter kept his manuscripts and was able to get The Foundation Pit and other stories published during the Perestroika era of the 80s/5(11). The most compelling sign of recovery is that I picked up a book from the bedside table. It was Soul by Andrey Platonov. I usually choose meticulously, but this choice was about what was closest to hand. In any case, as I read a strange thing happened. I started to enjoy myself. Joy had crept back into my heart, like a teenager stealing home. SOUL and Other Stories ANDREY PLATONOV Afterword by JOHN BERGER Translated by ROBERT and ELIZABETH CHANDLER with KATIA GRIGORUK, ANGELA LIVINGSTONE, OLGA MEERSON, and ERIC NAIMAN. THIS IS A NEW YORK REVIEW BOOK PUBLISHED BY THE NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS Hudson Street, New York, NY