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- DescriptionThis volume explores the life and work of Evgeny Zamiatin, whose rewn abroad has largely been shaped by his anti-utopian vel We, completed in 1919-20. After his death in 1937, he seemed fated to disappear into obscurity in the West, at the same time as he was being airbrushed out of Soviet literary history at home. George Orwell, who readily ackwledged that reading We had contributed to his own ideas for 1984, together with Professor Gleb Struve, set out to secure Zamiatin's reputation after the Second World War. It would be sixty-five years after its initial publication that the vel finally became available to Russian readers at home, at the very end of the Soviet era. Only w has We been recognized in Zamiatin's own country as a defining text, warning of the political and techlogical dangers of the coming century.
- Author BiographyJulie Curtis is a Fellow of Wolfson College, University of Oxford, where she has been teaching Russian since 1991. She is the author of two books about Evgeny Zamiatin's close friend and contemporary Mikhail Bulgakov, including a biography (Manuscripts Don't Burn: Mikhail Bulgakov--A Life in Letters and Diaries). She also has a particular interest in Russian drama from Pushkin to the present day. In the course of her research on Zamiatin's life she discovered a unique original typescript of his most famous novel, the science-fiction anti-utopia We (1920), which George Orwell read and admired as he was planning his own Nineteen Eighty Four. Her scholarly edition of Zamiatin's We, co-edited with Marina Liubimova, was published in St Petersburg in 2011, and provided Russian readers for the first time with an authentic text of this classic work.
- Author(s)J a E Curtis
- PublisherAcademic Studies Press
- Date of Publication30/08/2013
- SubjectBiography: Literary
- Place of PublicationBrighton
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintAcademic Studies Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations, index, bibliography
- Weight744 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine24 mm
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