Catteau la Métaphorique des utopies dans la littérature Russe et de son Traitement chez Andrej Platonov. Revue des Études Slaves, Vol. 56 (No. 1) ( ). Stalin called him scum. Sholokhov, Gorky, Pasternak, and Bulgakov all thought he was the bee’s knees. But when Andrei Platonov died in. View the profiles of people named Andrej Platonov. Join Facebook to connect with Andrej Platonov and others you may know. Facebook gives people the power.

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Set against a backdrop of industrialisation and collectivisation, The Foundation Pit is fantastical yet realistic, funny yet tragic, profoundly moving and yet disturbing. His last stories are very Platonov-like.

New York Review of Books. Luckily there are stories that end well, that leave us feeling altered, off-kilter, like a baby who’s been picked up and set down facing a different direction. As a hammer in a forge, he is linked both to Stalin, whose name means “man of steel” and to Molotovwhose name means “hammerer”. His aim was to turn industry over to machines, in order to “transfer man from the realm of material production andgej a higher sphere of life.

But how much more impressive to achieve this effect in twenty pages or less.

Andrei Platonov: Russia’s greatest 20th-century prose stylist?

Kurt Vonnegut – Mezbaha 5 -sayfa. This exploration of meaninglessness is a hallmark of existentialism and absurdism.

Topics Mentioning This Author. The best stories ruin us a little bit, briefly paralyze and stun us, then make us take a long walk or take to our beds. Brodsky commented “Woe to the people into whose language Andrei Platonov can be translated. Platonov, “Budushchii oktiabr’ diskussionnaia ,” Voronezhskaia kommuna9 November ; idem.


All of them, at least for a while and to some degree, shared the hopes of the revolution. Uniquely — unlike others who adopted an oppositional anxrej, or wrote critiques for the desk drawer — he tried to negotiate a space within Soviet culture in which he could write honestly about what was going on.

Andrei Platonov (Author of The Foundation Pit)

Russia’s greatest 20th-century prose stylist? One person was carrying mittens, another a bread roll, another a lump of sugar.

This didn’t happen with any other writers. Platonov started off as a committed communist, but was appalled by collectivisation and the excesses of Stalinism.

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As for the bear, he’s drawn from many sources. And there is no knowing how platoonov Platonov’s example was to younger writers. He wrote of factories, machines, and technology as both enticing and dreadful.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. He scolds his mother and sister for not working hard enough and even snipes at the fire in the stove: Table of Contents Preface Acknowledgement Introduction: From throughhis most intensive period as a writer, he published dozens of poems an anthology appeared inseveral stories, and hundreds of articles and essays, adopting in the Platonov pen-name by which he is best-known.

S talin called him scum. Busch elaborates on this wonderfully suggestive statement, but for the short-story reader, his elaboration is better left temporarily withheld. Discover new books on Goodreads.


Brandist shows that while in the late s carnivalesque popular culture was utilized by these writers to resist the increasingly dogmatic official culture, as the s developed the carnivalesque became an anti-hegemonic resource to facilitate a critique of the deeper assumptions of the new social order. Because of his political writings, perceived anti-totalitarian stance, and early death from tuberculosis, some English-speaking commentators have called him “the Russian George Orwell “.

And one of Platonov’s brothers has written that there really was a tame bear who worked in a local blacksmith’s.

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He was also involved with the local Proletcult movement, joined the Union of Communist Journalists in Marchand worked as an editor at Krasnaia Derevnia literally,”red countryside”the paper of the local railway workers’ union. Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. He attended a local parish school and completed his primary education at a four-year city school and began work at age thirteen, with such jobs as office clerk at a local insurance company, smelter at a pipe factory, assistant machinist, warehouseman, and on the railroad.

In just one night of narrative time, it takes us through the difficult stages of homecoming: