The Foundation Pit

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Product Details

Price
$19.20
Publisher
Northwestern University Press
Publish Date
Pages
141
Dimensions
5.12 X 7.72 X 0.49 inches | 0.42 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780810111455
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About the Author

ANDREW PLATANOVICH PLATONOV (1899-1951), the son of a railway worker, was born near Voronezh. He fought in the Red Army during the Civil War, and then became an electrical engineer and land-reclamation specialist. His work was barred from publication for long periods during his life. His posthumous "rediscovery" began with the 1958 publication in Russia of a collection of short stories. His work available in English includes The Fierce and Beautiful World.
MIRRA GINSBURG is noted for her translation of twentieth-century Russian literature, including Yevgeny Zamyatin's Soviet Heretic, also published by Northwestern University Press.

Reviews

"Its mere existence bespeaks a man of integrity and courage." --Booklist

"There is not an educated reader in the USSR who does not know Platonov, and not a single professional writer alive in this country who would not pay tribute to his mastery." --Yevgeny Yevtushenko

"Platonov is an important and remarkable writer. His brand of humanism is unique and moving. His prose is deliberately and effectively incongruous. It takes a translator of Mirra Ginsburg's skill to render this quality into equally effective English."

--Victor Erlich