Glas 20: Portable Platanov The Century of His Birth (Glass Innactive Series)

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After a lifetime of persecution Andrey Platonov (1899-1951) has emerged as one of the greatest Russian writers of the century, an artist of profound genius, integrity, and clarity of vision. His distinctive writing style has long defied translation. Joseph Brodsky looked on him as the equal of Joyce, Kafka, and Proust. This collection includes representative facets of Platanov’s genius, his play Fourteen Red Huts, folktales, and his story “Among Animals and Plants.” Praise for The Foundation Pit: “A story as gripping as anything in Dickens, as moving and as artful.”—John Bailey, Times Literary Supplement.

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After a lifetime of persecution Andrei Platonov (1899-1951) has emerged as one of the greatest writers of this century, an artist of profound genius, integrity and clarity of vision. Today he is venerated in Russia, and his major novels, Chevengur and The Foundation Pit, have been published in numerous editions. His influence on contemporary Russian writing is enormous, and he marked a new era in Russian literature, his language and style being so distinctive that for a long time his work defied translation. Platonov vividly presents the dreams of the builders of socialism in all their inarticulate confusion, with a sympathy not lessened by an unparalleled awareness of their tragic consequences. Joseph Brodsky looked on him as the equal of Joyce, Kafka and Proust.

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Russia remains a country of distinguished writers, and Glas, provides a welcome overview of the current state of Russian literary affairs. (Montreal Gazette )

If you can't find Glas in the shops, ask for it. This journal deserves wide distribution. (The Irish Times )

Nobody who purports to be interested in Russian literature should be without Glas. (Moscow Times )

Glas is first rate...well planned and well translated. Anyone interested in Russia and good writing should seek it out. (London Observer )

The writing in Glas offers startling evidence that the great Russian literary tradition lives on. (American Bookseller )

Glas has become almost disturbingly indispensable. The texts and voices out of Russia come through with formidable insistence. (George Steiner )

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