Andrei Platonov The Foundation Pit Book

Andrei Platonov The Foundation Pit Book

The Foundation Pit

In Andrey Platonov s The Foundation Pit, a team of workers has been given the job of digging the foundation of an immense edifice, a palatial home for the perfect future that, they are convinced, is at hand But the harder the team works, the deeper they dig, the things go wrong, and it becomes clear that what is being dug is not a foundation but an immense grave The In Andrey Platonov s The Foundation Pit, a team of workers has been given the job of digging the foundation of an immense edifice, a palatial home for the perfect future that, they are convinced, is at hand But the harder the team works, the deeper they dig, the things go wrong, and it becomes clear that what is being dug is not a foundation but an immense grave The Foundation Pit is Platonov s most overtly political book, written in direct response to the staggering brutalities of Stalin s collectivization of Russian agriculture It is also a literary masterpiece Seeking to evoke unspeakable realities, Platonov deforms and transforms language in pages that echo both with the alienating doublespeak of power and the stark simplicity of prayer This English translation is the first and only one to be based on the definitive edition published by Pushkin House in Moscow It includes extensive notes and, in an appendix, several striking passages deleted by Platonov Robert Chandler and Olga Meerson s afterword discusses the historical context and style of Platonov s most haunted and troubling work

Title : The Foundation Pit
Author :  Andrei Platonov
Language : English
Isbn : 1590173058
Format : Paperback
Pages : 208 pages

Rating: 4.3

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