Happy Moscow

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"Happy Moscow is worth reading on countless scores. On the violence, often not physical, which a totalitarian system wreaks on the lives of those who exist within it, it is a vital counterpart to those works which deal with the more tangible horrors…

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    Om Happy Moscow

    "Happy Moscow is worth reading on countless scores. On the violence, often not physical, which a totalitarian system wreaks on the lives of those who exist within it, it is a vital counterpart to those works which deal with the more tangible horrors of the USSR, and a reminder of the unique, paradoxical power of literature to expose the mismatch between rhetoric and reality" Spectator "In the Thirties Stalin proclaimed Moscow a paradise. This savage satire shows the truth through the eyes of the ebullient Moscow Chestnova. In Platonov's hands she becomes a parody of a superwoman who leaves a career in aeronautics for lovers and life. Around her is a fascinating cast of characters and, even in translation, Platonov's prose is extraordinary" The Times "I squint back on our century and I see six writers I think it will be remembered for.They are Marcel Proust, Franz Kafka, Robert Musil, William Faulkner, Andrey Platonov and Samuel Beckett.They are summits in the literary landscape of our century" -- Joseph Brodsky "Andrey Platonov is the most exciting Russian writer to be rediscovered since the end of the Soviet Union. Happy Moscow shows Platonov as a master of language, weaving out of official names, political speeches, ideological exhortations and popular philosophical hopes a reality equal to the gut feel of Soviet life in the 1930s. This is just what it felt like to be swept away by the Soviet ideal of a new humanity" Independent "Andrei Platonov was an eloquent and brave voice in the Soviet era... the best Russian writer of the 20th century" -- Frank Westerman Independent

    Detaljer

    Format
    Pocket
    Utgivelsesår
    2013
    Forlag
    Vintage
    Språk
    Engelsk
    ISBN
    9780099577256
    Sider
    288
    Height
    195
    Width
    128
    Weight
    208

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