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NY 1975 1st Dutton. ISBN 0-525-10775-4. Translated by Mirra Ginsburg from Russian to English. Hardcover. Octavo, 141pp., yellow boards. Inscribed and signed by Ginsburg, the translator. Near Fine in VG DJ.
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A grim and jagged dystopian novel of the early Soviet Union, The Foundation Pit is a scathing indictment of the brutal and anti-intellectual soviet apparatchiki, their policy of forced collectivization, and the mindlessness of "New Soviet Man" rhetoric.From the Back Cover:
The Foundation Pit portrays a group of workmen and local bureaucrats engaged in digging the foundation pit for what is to become a grand 'general' building where all the town's inhabitants will live happily and 'in silence.'
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Book Description E. P. Dutton. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0525107754 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW33.1725715