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Shelves: russian-fiction I read great swathes of this book as absurdist black comedy, and kept imagining the events portrayed as scenes in a marginally avant-garde silent film. Each character is a ghost, or husk of itself, and moves through the narrative as a reasoning automaton, even if that reasoning is fatally flawed, and is not even properly reasoning. Each character is trapped inside its own type-casting, with this type-casting being triple-layered by the author, by the pervasive authority within the narrative, I read great swathes of this book as absurdist black comedy, and kept imagining the events portrayed as scenes in a marginally avant-garde silent film. Each character is trapped inside its own type-casting, with this type-casting being triple-layered — by the author, by the pervasive authority within the narrative, and by the characters themselves.

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Shelves: russian-fiction I read great swathes of this book as absurdist black comedy, and kept imagining the events portrayed as scenes in a marginally avant-garde silent film. Each character is a ghost, or husk of itself, and moves through the narrative as a reasoning automaton, even if that reasoning is fatally flawed, and is not even properly reasoning. Each character is trapped inside its own type-casting, with this type-casting being triple-layered by the author, by the pervasive authority within the narrative, I read great swathes of this book as absurdist black comedy, and kept imagining the events portrayed as scenes in a marginally avant-garde silent film.

Each character is trapped inside its own type-casting, with this type-casting being triple-layered — by the author, by the pervasive authority within the narrative, and by the characters themselves. There is very little breathing room in this book; an arid completely humanly defined atmosphere pervades the book. All of nature is reduced to a human apprehension of its utility, or lack thereof. It is a portrayal of life on earth as a machine existence: bloodless, emotionless, structured by simplistic reason.

Yet still I found it funny! Absurdly funny. My laughter puzzles me. While I think the humor was intentional, when I look at a photograph of the author I am not so sure. Dour Russian; the weight of the world dragging down his jowls prematurely. But humorists do not always laugh themselves. There is just a subsonic barely perceptible quaking. He set out to write an allegorical satire of the horrors he witnessed, and in the process found himself so bound up in those horrors, horrors perpetuated by an ideology he once believed in and still did, I suspect, in his idealism , that satire itself became far too constraining, and even his own reasoning abilities could not handle the influx of emotions dredged up by his tackling of the subject through writing, that his only option was to fall back into the arms of aesthetic intuition and write a book beyond all categorical limitations.

The tragic reality is so inherently and unself-consciously absurd that conscious absurdism is the only way to deal with it, but even then it can not be overcome directly and so must be confronted with a variety of tones and tactics bolstered by pure artistic instinct. Briefly, it is the story of a man who is starting life over after being booted from his former job for thinking too much. Involved in this project are a cast of misfits, laborers, engineers, and union bosses, each with his role to play, and each decaying into varying psychoses quite rapidly through the narrative; each character getting buried under the labor required to build a future that never arrives.

This girl will be the only person in the book to enjoy the fruits of the backbreaking labor, but she dies, all hopes dashed.

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The Foundation Pit

December Learn how and when to remove this template message Platonov was born in the settlement of Yamskaya Sloboda on the outskirts of Voronezh in the Chernozem Region of Central Russia. His father was a metal fitter and amateur inventor employed in the railroad workshops and his mother was the daughter of a watchmaker. He attended a local parish school and completed his primary education at a four-year city school and began work at age thirteen, with such jobs as office clerk at a local insurance company, smelter at a pipe factory, assistant machinist, warehouseman, and on the railroad. Following the revolutions, he studied electrical technology at Voronezh Polytechnic Institute. When civil war broke out he assisted his father on trains delivering troops and supplies and clearing snow. From through , his most intensive period as a writer, he published dozens of poems an anthology appeared in , several stories, and hundreds of articles and essays, adopting in the Platonov pen-name by which he is best-known. With remarkably high energy and intellectual precocity he wrote confidently across a wide range of topics including literature, art, cultural life, science, philosophy, religion, education, politics, the civil war, foreign relations, economics, technology, famine and land reclamation, amongst others.

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Then, while we pkt a pair of workmen on a seeming errand into town, one of them mentions in passing that the pit is fully dug. This quieter language is as delirious as the sloganeering it abuts, as if we can hear the author insisting This too is in the world. Tis is a no usual distopic novel,is rather a totalitarian based reality distopic novel;is one no easy to read but Platonov is a great writer and its worth the time. It turns out that this one proletarian member of the commune is not human, is the best in the village at identifying kulaks who must be annihilated as a class, which does not according to some mean extermination as people, just as a class and in a sense provides the peasants of the foundatioh with their proletarian leadership because, of course, peasants cannot have the revolutionary consciousness to lead the struggle because they are not workers. In each case, there is no awareness of contradiction. It includes extensive notes and, in an appendix, several striking passages deleted by Platonov. The Foundation Pit Platonov increasingly turned to writing as he endeavored zndrey reconcile his idealistic beliefs platonof the Communist movement with the brutal policies of the Bolshevik government, and after moving to Moscow in to work as an engineer he established himself on the Soviet literary scene.

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