Andrei Platonov

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Andrei Platonov (Андрей Платонов, 28 August 1899 – 5 January 1951) was the pen name of Andrei Platonovich Klimentov (Андрей Платонович Климентов), 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. His famous works include the novels The Foundation Pit [Котлован] and Chevengur [Чевенгур].

Works

  • Chevengur, Paris, 1972; repr. in Druzhba narodov [Дружба народов], 1988; repr., Sovremennik (Современник), 1988. (Russian)
    • Chevengur, trans. & forew. Anthony Olcott, Ann Arbor, MI: Ardis, 1978. (English)
  • Schastlivaya Moskva [Счастливая Москва] [1936], 1991. (Russian)
    • Happy Moscow, trans. Robert and Elizabeth Chandler, intro. Eric Naiman, London: Harvill, 2001. (English)
  • "Fabrika literatury (O koren. uluchshenii sposobov lit. tvorchestva)" [Фабрика литературы (О корен. улучшении способов лит. творчества)], in Vzyskaniye pogibshikh. Povesti. Rasskazy, Pyesa. Stati [Взыскание погибших. Повести. Рассказы, Пьеса. Статьи], Moscow, 1995; 2011. (Russian) [1]

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