ДжанDzhan (Ebook / kindle) BY Andrei Platonov

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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 KafkaThis 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 o Fuckin great for the most part but one or two of the stories kind of fuckin suck

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A New York Review Books OriginalThe 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 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 Introduction Notes by Robert Chandler Soul The Third Son Among Animals and Plants Fro The River Potudan The Cow The Motherland of Electricity The Return Afterword by John BergerNotesA Note on the Peasant HutAcknowledgmentsTranslators

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Ne 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 speechThis prizewinning English translation is the first to be based on the newly available uncensored texts of Platonov’s short ficti I have my own bookshelf and the top shelf is designated for 5 star books This is placed on there This book is so awesome you can read it in one day You ll forget to eat Soul captures the human persona throughout a journey I recommend it to all who are in desperate need of a five star book foreign literature and just mind blowing prose


10 thoughts on “ДжанDzhan

  1. says:

    The heating has never worked in my apartment I’ve flipped switches I’ve read manuals I’ve turned dials I’ve struck out petulantly at inanimate objectsnothing Have you ever experienced the callous winters of northern England Occasionally I’ll sit on the sofa in the living room attempting to behave like a civilised human b

  2. says:

    Introduction Notes by Robert Chandler Soul The Third Son Among Animals and Plants Fro The River Potudan The Cow The Motherland of Electricity The Return Afterword by John BergerNotesA Note on the Peasant HutAcknowledgmentsTranslators

  3. says:

    What a fantastic and totally uniue writer Platonov is The majority of his works were not published during his lifetime He was totally forgotten in Russia until the late 80s of the last century And I am so happy that he was rediscovered since then I am reading Chevengur So I will leave some of my thoughts until I finish that book Here I just briefly comment on the two stories in this collectionДжан Dzjan

  4. says:

    Soul was one of the most interesting and strange allegories about the Stalinist era I have encountered Desolate and desperate but hopeful nonetheless full of imagery vaguely reminiscent of Goya's disturbing paintings The Return was as gorgeous a story as I have read from twentieth century Russia The other stories are also worth your time but these two are certainly the anchors of this collection

  5. says:

    I have read thousands of books mostly Russian Platonov is in the top 5 Anyone who says he is pro Soviet Stalin must be shot

  6. says:

    Fuckin great for the most part but one or two of the stories kind of fuckin suck

  7. says:

    Reading the Russian Masters really makes you rethink the merits of all the pampered MFA candidates puking out lit

  8. says:

    I have my own bookshelf and the top shelf is designated for 5 star books This is placed on there This book is so awesome you can read it in one day You'll forget to eat Soul captures the human persona throughout a journey I recommend it to all who are in desperate need of a five star book foreign literature and just mind blowing prose

  9. says:

    I've been trying to read Platonov for years but I never got him It was even worse when people asked me to evaluate translat

  10. says:

    I have been enormously privileged to discover a host of writers new to me in the past few years who have reinvigorated my love of literature Of all these writers the best has been Andrei PlatonovI can hardly express how wonderful I found this book of stories to be Platonov was a real revelation to me The opening story in t

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