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Author: Evgeniĭ Ivanovich Zami︠a︡tin; Clarence Brown
Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Penguin Books, 1993.
Series: Penguin twentieth-century classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
A dystopian novel completed in 1921, written in response to the author's personal experiences with the Russian revolutions of 1905 and 1917, his life in the Newcastle suburb of Jesmond and work in the Tyne shipyards at nearby Wallsend during the First World War. It was at Tyneside that he observed the rationalization of labour on a large scale. The book influenced Orwell's 1984 and possibly Huxley's Brave new world.

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Genre/Form: Dystopias
Political fiction
Science fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Zami︠a︡tin, Evgeniĭ Ivanovich, 1884-1937.
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Penguin Books, 1993
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Evgeniĭ Ivanovich Zami︠a︡tin; Clarence Brown
ISBN: 0140185852 9780140185850
OCLC Number: 27105637
Language Note: Translated from the Russian.
Description: xxxii, 221 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: We: Announcement --
Wisest of lines --
Epic poem --
Ballet --
Harmony squared --
X --
Jacket --
Wall --
Table --
Savage with barometer --
Epilepsy --
If --
Square --
Rulers of the world --
Pleasant and useful function --
Accident --
Damned --
"Clear" --
24 Hours --
Eyelash --
Taylor --
Henbane and lily of the valley --
Irrational root --
R-13 --
Triangle --
Liturgy --
Iambs and trochees --
Cast-iron hand --
Letter --
Membrane --
Hairy me --
No, I can't --
Skip the contents --
Limitation of infinity --
Angel --
Reflections on poetry --
Fog --
Familiar "you" --
Absolutely Inane occurrence --
"Mine" --
Forbidden --
Cold floor --
Bell --
Mirror-like sea --
My fate to burn forever --
Yellow --
Two-dimensional shadow --
Incurable soul --
Through glass --
I died --
Hallways --
Logical labyrinth --
Wounds and plaster --
Never again --
Third-order infinitesimal --
Sullen glare over the parapet --
Discharge --
Idea material --
Zero cliff --
Author's duty --
Swollen ice --
Most difficult love --
Frozen waves --
Everything tends to perfection I am a microbe --
Flowers --
Dissolution of a crystal --
If only --
Limit of function --
Easter --
Cross it all out --
Descent from heaven --
History's greatest catastrophe end of the known --
No contents-Can't --
Both women --
Entropy and energy opaque part of the body --
Threads on the face --
Shoots --
Unnatural compression --
Final number --
Galileo's mistake wouldn't it be better? --
Great operation --
I have forgiven everything --
Train wreck --
I do not believe --
Tractors --
Human chip --
No time for contents, last note --
Those on leave --
Sunny night --
Radio-Valkyrie --
In a hoop --
Carrot --
Murder --
Blank pages --
Christian God --
About my mother --
Infusorian --
Doomsday --
Her room --
I don't know what goes here, maybe just: a cigarette butt --
End --
Facts --
Bell --
I am certain --
Translator's note.
Series Title: Penguin twentieth-century classics.
Other Titles: My.
Responsibility: Yevgeny Zamyatin ; translated and with an introduction by Clarence Brown.
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