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The Foundation Pit

Written by Andrey Platonov
Afterword by Robert Chandler
Translated by Robert Chandler, Elizabeth Chandler and Olga Meerson


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: April 21, 2009
Price: $14.95

Translated from the Russian by Robert & Elizabeth Chandler and Olga Meerson
With notes and an afterword by Robert Chandler and Olga Meerson

In Andrey Platonov’s The Foundation Pit, a team of workers has been given the job of digging the foundation of an immense edifice, a palatial home for the perfect future... Read more >

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Happy Moscow

Written by Andrey Platonov
Translated by Robert Chandler, Elizabeth Chandler and Nadya Bourova
Introduction by Robert Chandler


Format: Trade Paperback, 280 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: November 13, 2012
Price: $14.95

Moscow Chestnova is a bold and glamorous girl, a beautiful parachutist who grew up with the Revolution. As an orphan, she knew tough times–but things are changing now. Comrade Stalin has proclaimed that “Life has become better! Life has become merrier!” and Moscow herself is poised to join the Soviet elite... Read more >

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Soul
And Other Stories
Written by Andrey Platonov
Afterword by John Berger
Translated by Robert Chandler and Olga Meerson
Introduction by Robert Chandler


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: December 4, 2007
Price: $16.95

The Soviet writer Andrey Platonov saw much of his work suppressed or censored in his lifetime. In recent decades, however, these lost works have reemerged, and the eerie poetry and poignant humanity of Platonov’s vision have become ever more clear. For Nadezhda Mandelstam and Joseph Brodsky, Platonov was the writer who... Read more >
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