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The Foundation Pit belongs to a very special category. In this work, the central metaphor for an era - in this case the digging of a hole that will be the foundation for a huge building that will house the newly enfranchised proletariat - is described in precisely the language the confused working class was given by the mass media of the time - beyond surreal, newspeak pushed to its limit.
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"Platonov speaks of a nation which in a sense has become a victim of its own language; or, more precisely, he speaks of this language itself - which tums out to be capable of generating a fictive world and then falling into grammatical dependency on it." - From the preface by Joseph Brodsky."
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Book Description Ardis Publishing,U.S., 1973. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0882330454
Book Description Ardis Publishing,U.S., 1973. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0882330454
Book Description Ardis Publishing,U.S. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0882330454 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0481825