Soul and other stories

by Platonov, Andrei╠ć Platonovich, 1899-1951,

Format: Print Book 2008
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A New York Review Books Original

The Soviet writer Andrey Platonov saw much of his work suppressed or censored in his lifetime. In recent decades, however, these lost works have reemerged, and the eerie poetry and poignant humanity of Platonov's vision have become ever more clear. For Nadezhda Mandelstam and Joseph Brodsky, Platonov was the writer who most profoundly registered the spiritual shock of revolution. For a new generation of innovative post-Soviet Russian writers he figures
as a daring explorer of word and world, the master of what has been called "alternative realism." Depicting a devastated world that is both terrifying and sublime, Platonov is, without doubt, a universal writer who is as solitary and haunting as Kafka.

This volume gathers eight works that show Platonov at his tenderest, warmest, and subtlest. Among them are "The Return," about an officer's difficult homecoming at the end of World War II, described by Penelope Fitzgerald as one of "three great works of Russian literature of the millennium"; "The River Potudan," a moving account of a troubled marriage; and the title novella, the extraordinary tale of a young man unexpectedly transformed by his return to his Asian birthplace, where he finds his people deprived not only of food and dwelling, but of memory and speech.

This prizewinning English translation is the first to be based on the newly available uncensored texts of Platonov's short fiction.
The third son
Among animals and plants
The river Potudan
The cow
The motherland of electricity
The return.

Additional Information
Series New York Review Books classics.
Subjects Soviet Union -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :New York Review Books,2008
Other Titles Short stories.
Contributors Chandler, Robert, 1953- translator.
Chandler, Elizabeth, 1947- translator.
Grigoruk, Katia, translator.
Language English
Description lvii, 335 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9781590172544
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