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The Foundation Pit

The Foundation Pit

One of the most magical and strange books of the 20th Century is Andrei Platonov’s The Foundation Pit. It is magical and strange both in its execution and context. His context being something we can barely imagine, living in the West, living in the 21st Century. Everything Platonov (1899-1951) wrote was risky. Every time he put pen to paper he was risking his future, at times even his life. In the Soviet Union of his day, even relatives were endangered…

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