The foundation pit by Andrey Platonov

IMG_6361Set in Voronezh, Russia. Reviewed on 2017/01: https://www.instagram.com/p/BP1JqCnA8kQ/

We can either choose to build a foundation for the future or just dig our own #graves This novel reads as a #politicalsatire in men’s megalomaniac and inhuman projects for his/her own project. It’s a Tower of Babel built in #soviet Russia by the #collectivization system. Platonov’s characters contradict themselves and do not have individual opinions. They are unaware of the graves they are digging for themselves. It feels like a nightmarish #fable, one of failure, irreversible and unstoppable dimensions. A great reminder of the lessons of totalitarianism and how it affects us all. #andreyplatonov #platonov#thefoundationpit #платонов #stalin#existentialism @nyrbooks #coffin#socialism #котлован #totalitarianism#censorship #russianliterature#perfectfuture

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