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ISBN-10: 0140185852

ISBN-13: 9780140185850

Edition: 1993

Authors: Yevgeny Zamyatin, Clarence Brown, Peter Rudy, Gregory Zilboorg

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Before Brave New World... Before 1984...There was... WE In the One State of the great Benefactor, there are no individuals, only numbers. Life is an ongoing process of mathematical precision, a perfectly balanced equation. Primitive passions and instincts have been subdued. Even nature has been defeated, banished behind the Green Wall. But one frontier remains: outer space. Now, with the creation of the spaceship Integral, that frontier -- and whatever alien species are to be found there -- will be subjugated to the beneficent yoke of reason. One number, D-503, chief architect of the Integral, decides to record his thoughts in the final days before the launch for the benefit of less…    
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/1/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.616
Language: English

Zamyatin studied at the Polytechnic Institute in St. Petersburg and became a professional naval engineer. His first story appeared in 1908, and he became serious about writing in 1913, when his short novel A Provincial Tale (1913) was favorably received. He became part of the neorealist group, which included Remizov and Prishvin. During World War I, he supervised the construction of icebreakers in England for the Russian government. After his return home, he published two satiric works about English life, "The Islanders" (1918) and "The Fisher of Men" (1922). During the civil war and the early 1920s, Zamyatin published theoretical essays as well as fiction. He played a central role in many…    

Introduction: Zamyatin and the Rooster
Notes to Introduction
Suggestions for Further Reading
Announcement
The Wisest of Lines
An Epic Poem
Ballet
Harmony Squared
X
Jacket
Wall
The Table
Savage with Barometer
Epilepsy
If
Square
Rulers of the World
Pleasant and Useful Function
Accident
Damned "Clear"
24 Hours
An Eyelash
Taylor
Henbane and Lily of the Valley
The Irrational Root
R-13
Triangle
Liturgy
Iambs and Trochees
Cast-Iron Hand
Letter
Membrane
Hairy Me
No, I Can't...
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Limitation of Infinity
Angel
Reflections on Poetry
Fog
Familiar "You"
An Absolutely Inane Occurrence
"Mine"
Forbidden
Cold Floor
Bell
Mirror-like Sea
My Fate to Burn Forever
Yellow
Two-Dimensional Shadow
Incurable Soul
Through Glass
I Died
Hallways
Logical Labyrinth
Wounds and Plaster
Never Again
Third-Order Infinitesimal
A Sullen Glare
Over the Parapet
Discharge
Idea Material
Zero Cliff
An Author's Duty
Swollen Ice
The Most Difficult Love
Frozen Waves
Everything Tends to Perfection
I Am a Microbe
Flowers
Dissolution of a Crystal
If Only
Limit of Function
Easter
Cross It All Out
Descent from Heaven
History's Greatest Catastrophe
End of the Known
The World Exists
A Rash
41[degree] Centigrade
No Contents - Can't
Both Women
Entropy and Energy
Opaque Part of the Body
Threads on the Face
Shoots
Unnatural Compression
The Final Number
Galileo's Mistake
Wouldn't It Be Better?
The Great Operation
I Have Forgiven Everything
A Train Wreck
I Do Not Believe
Tractors
The Human Chip
(No Time for Contents, Last Note)
Those on Leave
A Sunny Night
Radio-Valkyrie
In a Hoop
Carrot
Murder
Blank Pages
The Christian God
About My Mother
Infusorian
Doomsday
Her Room
(I Don't Know What Goes Here, Maybe Just: A Cigarette Butt)
The End
Facts
The Bell
I Am Certain
Translator's Notes