Fourteen Little Red Huts and Other Plays

Fourteen Little Red Huts and Other Plays


View All Available Formats & Editions
Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for guaranteed delivery by Monday, July 1


In this essential collection of Andrei Platonov's plays, the noted Platonov translator Robert Chandler edits and introduces The Hurdy-Gurdy (translated by Susan Larsen), Fourteen Little Red Huts (translated by Chandler), and Grandmother's Little Hut (translated by Jesse Irwin). Written in 1930 and 1933, respectively, The Hurdy-Gurdy and Fourteen Little Red Huts constitute an impassioned and penetrating response to Stalin's assault on the Soviet peasantry. They reflect the political urgency of Bertolt Brecht and anticipate the tragic farce of Samuel Beckett but play out through dialogue and characterization that is unmistakably Russian. This volume also includes Grandmother's Little Hut, an unfinished play that represents Platonov's later, gentler work.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231181297
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 12/06/2016
Series: Russian Library
Pages: 248
Sales rank: 656,971
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Andrei Platonov (1899–1951) was a Soviet writer of poetry, short stories, novels, plays, and journalism.

Robert Chandler has translated widely from Russian. He is also the editor of Russian Short Stories from Pushkin to Buida (2006) and coeditor of The Penguin Book of Russian Poetry (2015).

Table of Contents

The Hurdy-Gurdy
Fourteen Little Red Huts
Grandmother's Little Hut
A Note on Names
Further Reading

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews