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Platonov, Andrei

Platonov, Andrei ändrā´ plŏ´tənûf [key], 1899–1951, Russian novelist and short-story writer. Platonov's writing focuses on the threat industrialization poses to human and spiritual values. His denunciation of the Soviet bureaucracy led to severe rebuke by the Stalinist authorities and the suppression of his work, rediscovered in the post-Stalin thaw.

See the story collections Makar the Doubtful (1929 tr. 1979), The River Potudan (1937 tr. 1978), and Soul and Other Stories (tr. 2007) the novels Chevengur (1926–29 tr. 1978) and The Foundation Pit (c.1930 tr. 1975, 2009) study by A. Teskey (1982).

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