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Time, Forward!

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Valentine Kataev's Time, Forward! is a classic of Soviet Realism. Written in 1932, the novel captures the enthusiasm and the optimism of the First Five-Year Plan in its portrayal of the construction of Magnitogorsk, and enormous metallurgical plant considered one of the finest industrial achievements of the period.
Paperback, 345 pages
Published November 22nd 1995 by Northwestern University Press (first published December 1st 1976)
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An entire chapter of this book is devoted to nothing but the technique of how to pour concrete, complete with charts and graphs. Socialist realism in full swing. I appreciated how straightforward this book was, but I didn't enjoy it. This isn't something I would have chosen to read if I didn't have to read it for class and I don't think I'll ever read it again.
I've never heard anything good about Soviet Realism, so I didn't expect much from this book. But despite some of the heavy-handedness, I enjoyed the tempo of the writing a lot.
borrows techniques of soviet realist montage pretty effectively & provides a vivid look at the hustle and bustle of the First Five-year plan
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"The first chapter is omitted for the time being." What a great way to start the novel!
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Valentin Petrovich Kataev (Russian: Валентин Петрович Катаев; also spelled Katayev or Kataiev) was a Russian and Soviet novelist and playwright who managed to create penetrating works discussing post-revolutionary social conditions without running afoul of the demands of official Soviet style. Kataev is credited with suggesting the idea for the Twelve Chairs to his brother Yevgeni Petrov and Ilya ...more
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