TITLE

Andrei Platonov: 1899-1951

AUTHOR(S)
Karlinsky, Simon
PUB. DATE
March 1979
SOURCE
New Republic;3/31/79, Vol. 180 Issue 13, p25
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Profiles Soviet writer Andrei Platonov, author of the books "Chevengur" and "The Foundation Pit", satirical stories, and the plays "The Barrel Organ" and "Fourteen Red Huts". Bleak vision of how a Marxist-Leninist revolution impinges upon the poor peasants and the unlettered workers; Comparison of his literary fate to that of Herman Melville; Younger Soviet generation's view of Platonov as a prominent member of the admired plead of post-Revolutionary prose writers.
ACCESSION #
11081059

 

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