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The River Potudan

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This is a title in the Bristol Classical Press Russian Texts series, in Russian with English notes, vocabulary and introduction. The influence of Andrey Platonov (1899-1951), a gifted writer of the Soviet era, has pervaded Soviet and Russian literature since the 1950s. "The River Potudan" (1937), should introduce the student of Russian to the complex thought and ideas that ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published February 15th 2009 by Bristol Classical Press (first published August 22nd 2001)
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Tatyana Naumova
Никогда не могла преподавать нормально Платонова, потому что какое преподавание, когда только читать?

"Люба попросила Никиту, -- может быть, он затопит печку, ведь на дворе
еще долго будет темно. Пусть огонь светит в комнате, все равно спать она
больше не хочет, она станет ожидать рассвета и глядеть на Никиту.
Но в сенях больше не оказалось дров. Поэтому Никита оторвал на дворе от
сарая две доски, поколол их на части и на щепки и растопил железную печь.
Когда огонь прогрелся, Никита отворил печную дв
This is one of the most beautiful stories I have ever read. Perhaps my favorite short story of all time. I have no idea why. I don't understand what makes it so fantastic. It isn't even about anything, but it is just simply wonderful.
Piet Michael
E wahrhaft außegewöhnliche Liebesgeschichte, ohne jedweden Kitsch und in gebührender Kürze, über einen Heimkehrer, dessen einziger Halt im Leben diese eine Frau ist.
Short story about a failed relationship in the years after the Russian revolution. As far as I recall cleverly constructed. Long overdue for a reread.
It soul aches.
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Andrei Platonov, August 28, 1899 – January 5, 1951, was the pen name of Andrei Platonovich Klimentov, a Soviet author whose works anticipate existentialism.

Although Platonov was a Communist, his works were banned in his own lifetime for their skeptical attitude toward collectivization and other Stalinist policies.

His famous works include the novels The Foundation Pit and Chevengur.
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