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The foundation pit

Author: Andrei Platonov ; English translation by Thomas P. Whitney ; preface by Joseph Brodsky = Котлован / А. Платонов ; предисловие И. Бродского. ; Andreĭ Platonovich Platonov
Publisher: Ann Arbor, Mich. : Ardis, ©1973.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Bi-lingual edView all editions and formats
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A nightmarish, almost surreal work, it follows the wanderings of a worker who has been fired for thinking too much on the job. Setting off on a quest for truth and meaning, he ends up on a crew digging the foundation pit for a gigantic proletarian edifice. -SovLit.
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Genre/Form: Translations
Translations into English
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Platonov, Andreĭ Platonovich, 1899-1951.
Foundation pit.
[Ann Arbor, Mich., Ardis, ©1973]
(OCoLC)610221940
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrei Platonov ; English translation by Thomas P. Whitney ; preface by Joseph Brodsky = Котлован / А. Платонов ; предисловие И. Бродского. ; Andreĭ Platonovich Platonov
ISBN: 0882330446 9780882330440 0882330454 9780882330457
OCLC Number: 948422
Language Note: English and Russian.
Description: xii, 284 pages ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Kotlovan.
Responsibility: Andrei Platonov ; English translation by Thomas P. Whitney ; preface by Joseph Brodsky = Kotlovan / A. Platonov ; predislovie I. Brodskogo.

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A nightmarish, almost surreal work, it follows the wanderings of a worker who has been fired for thinking too much on the job. Setting off on a quest for truth and meaning, he ends up on a crew digging the foundation pit for a gigantic proletarian edifice. -SovLit.

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