Foundation Pit / Edition 1

Foundation Pit / Edition 1

by Andrei Platonov
     
 

ISBN-10: 0882330454

ISBN-13: 9780882330457

Pub. Date: 01/01/1973

Publisher: Overlook Press, The

This legendary, long-banned classic of the Soviet era belongs to a very special category. In this work the central metaphor for an era - in this case the digging of the hole which will be the foundation for a huge building which will house the newly enfranchised proletariat - is described in precisely the language a confused working class was given by the mass media…  See more details below

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This legendary, long-banned classic of the Soviet era belongs to a very special category. In this work the central metaphor for an era - in this case the digging of the hole which will be the foundation for a huge building which will house the newly enfranchised proletariat - is described in precisely the language a confused working class was given by the mass media of the time. It is a language beyond surreal, newspeak pushed to its limit. Here the reader will find Platonov's compassion for all the poor and rejected objects and people, as well as his satiric view of the madness resulting from fanatical devotion to a too-narrow cause.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780882330457
Publisher:
Overlook Press, The
Publication date:
01/01/1973
Series:
European Classics Series
Edition description:
Bilingual ed
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

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