Fourteen Little Red Huts and Other Plays

Paperback | December 6, 2016

byANDREI PLATONOVEditorRobert ChandlerTranslated byRobert Chandler

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In this essential collection of Andrei Platonov's plays, the noted Platonov translator Robert Chandler edits and introduces The Hurdy-Gurdy (translated by Susan Larsen), Fourteen Little Red Huts (translated by Chandler), and Grandmother's Little Hut (translated by Jesse Irwin). Written in 1930 and 1933, respectively, The Hurdy-Gurdy and Fourteen Little Red Huts constitute an impassioned and penetrating response to Stalin's assault on the Soviet peasantry. They reflect the political urgency of Bertolt Brecht and anticipate the tragic farce of Samuel Beckett but play out through dialogue and characterization that is unmistakably Russian. This volume also includes Grandmother's Little Hut, an unfinished play that represents Platonov's later, gentler work.

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In this essential collection of Andrei Platonov's plays, the noted Platonov translator Robert Chandler edits and introduces The Hurdy-Gurdy (translated by Susan Larsen), Fourteen Little Red Huts (translated by Chandler), and Grandmother's Little Hut (translated by Jesse Irwin). Written in 1930 and 1933, respectively, The Hurdy-Gurdy a...

Andrei Platonov (1899-1951) was a Soviet writer of poetry, short stories, novels, plays, and journalism.Robert Chandler has translated widely from Russian. He is also the editor of Russian Short Stories from Pushkin to Buida (2006) and coeditor of The Penguin Book of Russian Poetry (2015).

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:December 6, 2016Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231181299

ISBN - 13:9780231181297

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Table of Contents

IntroductionThe Hurdy-GurdyFourteen Little Red HutsGrandmother's Little HutAfterwordAcknowledgmentsA Note on NamesNotesFurther Reading

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In Russia it is Platonov who is increasingly described as the best writer of the post-revolutionary epoch.