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The return and other stories

Author: Andreĭ Platonovich Platonov
Publisher: London : Harvill, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"People are on the move in all ten stories in this collection, coming home as in "The Return", leaving home as in "Rubbish Wind", travelling far away from their country as in "The Locks of Epiphan", trying to improve their lives and those of others, running away, searching, fleeing. Their journeys are accompanied by two motives which characterize the writing of Andrey Platonov: optimism and faith in the goodness of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Translations
Translations into English
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Platonov, Andreĭ Platonovich, 1899-1951.
Return and other stories.
London : Harvill, 1999
(OCoLC)647294101
Named Person: Andreĭ Platonovich Platonov; Andreĭ Platonovich Platonov; Andreĭ Platonov
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andreĭ Platonovich Platonov
ISBN: 1860465161 9781860465161
OCLC Number: 60163946
Description: xxiii, 215 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The motherland of electricity --
The Epifan locks --
Rubbish wind --
Lobskaya Hill --
The River Potudan --
The cow --
The seventh man --
Nikita --
The return --
Two crumbs.
Other Titles: Short stories.
Responsibility: Andrey Platonov ; translated from the Russian by Robert and Elizabeth Chandler and Angela Livingstone.

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"People are on the move in all ten stories in this collection, coming home as in "The Return", leaving home as in "Rubbish Wind", travelling far away from their country as in "The Locks of Epiphan", trying to improve their lives and those of others, running away, searching, fleeing. Their journeys are accompanied by two motives which characterize the writing of Andrey Platonov: optimism and faith in the goodness of humanity, and abject despair at the cruelty, randomness, and apparent senselessness of our existence. The protagonists are torn between these poles and sometimes a synthesis shines through the mists of the apparent naivety of faith and the blackness of despair, the hope against hope that a better life is still possible."--BOOK JACKET.

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