X and Other Stories: Newly Translated and Annotated (Paperback)

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X and Other Stories: Newly Translated and Annotated (Paperback)

By Yevgeny Zamyatin, Hugh Aplin (Translated by), Galya Aplin (Translated by)

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A unique collection of short stories by the author of We. Some of them never translated before into English.

From the stark depictions of rural Russia in 'Provincial Life' to the vivid portrayal of an artillery unit in 'At the End of the Earth', from stories such as 'The Cave' and 'Mamai', describing the terrible conditions endured by the citizens of Petrograd in the years of the civil war, to 'X', a light-hearted, slightly absurdist example of metafiction, through to the sombre tones of the final story in this volume, 'Flood', this volume collects some of the best fiction by the celebrated author of We.

Presented in a brand-new translation by Hugh Aplin, these stories – some of them never translated before into English – show why Zamyatin's oeuvre as a whole is worthy of greater recognition today, not just for the context it affords readers of his most famous novel, but also for the light it can shed on Russian literature, culture and society of its time – as well as, most importantly, for its own intrinsic merit.

Yevgeny Zamyatin (1884–1937) was a Russian novelist and journalist who worked as an engineer in England before becoming a writer in his homeland. His satirical and critical works earned him the displeasure of the Soviet regime and he spent the last few years of his life in exile in Paris.
Product Details ISBN: 9781847499295
ISBN-10: 1847499295
Publisher: Alma Books
Publication Date: January 14th, 2025
Pages: 288
Language: English