Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Series Title: European Classics
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Item Number (DPCI): 247-12-0131
Andrey Platonovich Platonov (1899-1951), the son of a railway worker, was born near Voronezh. He fought in the Red Army during the Civil War, and then became an electrical engineer and land-reclamation specialist. His work was barred from publication for long periods during his life. His posthumous "rediscovery" began with the 1958 publication in Russia of a collection of short stories. His work available in English includes The Fierce and Beautiful World.
Mirra Ginsburg is noted for her translation of twentieth-century Russian literaturee, including Yevgeny Zamyatin's Soviet Heretic, also published by Northwestern University Press.