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Catteau la Métaphorique des utopies dans la littérature Russe et de son Traitement chez Andrej Platonov. Revue des Études Slaves, Vol. 56 (No. 1) ( ). Stalin called him scum. Sholokhov, Gorky, Pasternak, and Bulgakov all thought he was the bee’s knees. But when Andrei Platonov died in. View the profiles of people named Andrej Platonov. Join Facebook to connect with Andrej Platonov and others you may know. Facebook gives people the power.

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Andrei Platonov (Author of The Foundation Pit)

Andrei Platonov and Mikhail Bakhtin Platonov’s bear “denounces” kulaks by stopping outside a hut and roaring; in the late s an ethnographer working in the province anddej Kaluga recorded plahonov belief that “a clean home, outside which a bear stops of his own accord, not going in but refusing to budge — that home is an unhappy home”. They met frequently during Platonov’s last years and read their work out loud to each other.

This page was last edited on 6 Novemberat This is what happened with both Pasternak and Solzhenitsyn. Platonov’s stories work on many levels. He is the tame bear often employed by a village sorcerer.

Eidinova, “K tvorcheskoi biografii A. His last stories are very Platonov-like.

As a hammer in a forge, he is linked both to Stalin, whose name means “man of steel” and to Molotovwhose name means “hammerer”. Brodsky commented “Woe to the people into whose language Andrei Platonov can be translated.


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His only son was sent to the Gulag and returned home dying of tuberculosis, which Platonov contracted while tending to him. He was exiled [ citation needed ]at the age of fifteen, to a labor camp where he contracted tuberculosis.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Following the revolutions, he studied electrical technology at Voronezh Polytechnic Institute. But this game of make-believe had dragged on for a long time,for eternity, and nobody felt like laughing anymore. New York Review of Books.

And there is no knowing anvrej important Platonov’s example was to younger writers. The River Potudan 4. His father was a metal fitter and amateur inventor employed in the railroad workshops and his mother was the daughter of a watchmaker. And one of Platonov’s brothers has written that there really was a tame bear who worked in a local blacksmith’s.

Andrei Platonov

Virginia Woolf – Deniz Feneri -sayfa. Platonov himself contracted the disease while nursing his son. Platonov’s language is often extremely intimate yet also strange: From childhood memories he knew how strange and sad it is after a long absence to see a familiar place again, for these unmoving objects have no memory and do not recognize the stirrings of a stranger’s heart. Inin the wake of the devastating drought and famine ofPlatonov abandoned journalistic and literary work entirely to work on electrification projects and conduct land reclamation work for the Voronezh Provincial Land Administration and later for agencies of the central government.

Some of the stories he managed to publish — The River Potudan, The Third Son and The Return — are as great, in their more compact and classical way, as the novels he was unable to publish. Skip to main content.


In he published a book about the Black Sea Revolt of Second, Platonov is hard to translate: Wikimedia Commons has media related to Andrey Platonov. However, it is only in relation to the platoniv forms of popular culture and the changes in the institutional framework of society that the political significance of the carnivalesque can be assessed.

Grossman is far better known in the west now than he was 10 years ago. Platonov started off as a committed communist, but was appalled by collectivisation and the excesses of Stalinism. Rate this book Clear rating 1 of 5 stars 2 of 5 stars 3 of 5 stars 4 of 5 stars 5 of 5 stars. Here again he is in a similar position to Grossman, whose words are carved in granite, in huge letters, on the Stalingrad war memorial, plaonov acknowledgment of his authorship.

With remarkably high energy and intellectual precocity he wrote confidently across a wide range of topics including literature, art, cultural life, science, philosophy, religion, education, politics, the civil war, foreign relations, economics, technology, famine and land reclamation, amongst others.