The Foundation Pit

byAndrey PlatonovTranslated byMirra GinsburgIntroduction byMirra Ginsburg

June 8, 1994|
The Foundation Pit by Andrey Platonov
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Once known only to a small circle of admirers in Russia and the West, Andrey Platonov (1899-1951) has emerged to assume his rightful place as one of the major Russian writers of the twentieth century. Set during a small Russian town during the forcible collectivization of agriculture, The Foundation Pit portrays a group of workmen and local bureaucrats engaged in digging the foundation pit for a grand building where all the town's will live happily and "in silence."
 Andrey Platonovich 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 t...
Title:The Foundation PitFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:141 pages, 7.75 X 5.12 X 0.7 inShipping dimensions:141 pages, 7.75 X 5.12 X 0.7 inPublished:June 8, 1994Publisher:Northwestern University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0810111454

ISBN - 13:9780810111455

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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