Chevengur [Platonov A.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. V nashi dni Andrei Platonov po pravu zanial mesto vedushchego klassika. Chevengur by Andrei Platonov (Ann Arbor: Ardis Publishers, ), translated by Anthony Olcott. Posts on the novel: Links on Platanov and. Stalin called him scum. Sholokhov, Gorky, Pasternak, and Bulgakov all thought he was the bee’s knees. But when Andrei Platonov died in.

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All I can say myself is that all languages have norms that can be infringed, and that we do our best to infringe English norms just as Platonov infringes Russian norms. Who he was and how he had come to be there was chevengir matter of real and heartfelt interest to Aleksandr.

Dvanov opened the wicket gate into his yard and was glad to see the old tree growing beside the entrance-room. Forty men are lying dead—we’ve lost men from both trains. On top of that, Zakhar Pavlovich—let alone Dvanov’s fisherman father—would never have left an entire hot locomotive to perish without a driver, and this too was something Aleksandr kept in mind. Dvanov calmed down too and closed the stopcock on the tender. Grossman, Platonov and Shalamov, however, belong to a generation 10 to 20 years younger.

But the driver eased back the regulator and moved away from the window. At the station Dvanov felt the anxiety platono space that was grown over and platonob. The soldier’s face was growing paler as he tried to push himself up with one hand, addressing his blood with slow words: Let me have a soldier for the firebox. SholokhovGorky, Pasternak, and Bulgakov all thought he platomov the bee’s knees.

The commander was lying opposite the commissar, and he was asleep too. An influence is created which tells upon them even if it never finds its way into print. The stationary locomotive was still hot, and Dvanov decided to take over himself; he would go slowly.


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At that hour his slow thinking was a help to him—he felt afraid to leave his locomotive because he would have been shot by the political commissar or excluded in due course from the Party. The perfect gift for your loved ones. Do you feel well now? Dvanov realized that exhaustion had made the driver forget to think, and he carefully opened the lower stopcock on the tender.

The train had stopped in damp platoniv the Red Army soldiers were snoring, scratching their bodies as they slept. Together we’re going to live. Dvanov kept an eye on everything—fuel, water and track—and went on feeling anxious.

Things are changing, however. We must remain platonpv we shall not put on the further glory that belongs to those rare beings who are also critics. Vasily Grossmanfor example, was a close friend. 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.

He walked amid the grey sorrow of a cloudy day and looked at the autumn earth. Here again he is in a similar position to Grossman, whose words are carved in granite, in huge letters, on the Cgevengur war memorial, without acknowledgment of his authorship. The locomotive got going, with boiling speed. But the rapid puffs of smoke from the chimney bore witness to the work of the engine: Far into the distance the line looked clear, up to the dip in the steppe where the uphill gradient began.

A list of works covered in this blog Works Covered. It is for you and other readers to chefengur how much we have succeeded! They had been fighting near Balashov for two weeks and were badly tired. Many years later I found out that this scene is also entirely realistic.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Andrey Platonov. The unknown solitary man who had been speaking to the commissar lay down in a corner on a surviving bench and began to cover himself with meagre clothing.


You and Pllatonov won’t be giving birth—so why should we quarrel?

Aleksandr lay in forgetfulness of his life and only occasionally in the winter nights did he hear locomotive whistles and remember them; sometimes the rumble of distant artillery reached the indifferent mind of the patient, and then it felt hot and noisy again in the cramped space of his body. I’d rather you’d gone a long way away—then I’d have thought you’re alive in one piece.

An old man was sitting beside the latrines and eating bread, not looking up at the train. I’ve met a huge number of Russian writers and critics who look on Platonov as their greatest prose writer of the last century.

They just said, ‘Live here with us, we’ll all get by better. A complete text of Soul was first cchevengur only in ; letters, notebook entries and unfinished stories continue to appear. He attended a local parish school and completed his primary education platobov a playonov city school and began work at age thirteen, with such chegengur as office clerk at a local insurance company, smelter at a pipe factory, assistant machinist, warehouseman, and on the railroad.

Andrei Platonov: Russia’s greatest 20th-century prose stylist?

She couldn’t understand how come, if there’d been a coffin, Sasha hadn’t died. Let them see what position the lever’s in. He is the tame bear often employed by a village sorcerer. In Liski he got onto a train full of sailors and Chinese heading towards Tsaritsyn.

Well, it probably sounds less startling to Russians than it does to English and Americans. Two more open wagons carrying coal had been coupled on behind the coaches.

The mother’s loud anguish kept waking up a four-year-old boy, who drank water, went outside to pee and looked at everything as if he were an outsider who lived there, understanding but not approving.