Although Platonov was a Communist , most of his works were banned in his own lifetime for their skeptical attitude toward collectivization and other Stalinist policies, as well as for its experimental, avant-garde form. New York Review Books Classics issued a collection of short stories, including his most famous story, The Potudan River, with an introduction by Tatyana Tolstaya, in New York Review Books reissued a collection of Platonov's work including the novella Soul Dzhan , the short story The Return , and six other stories in . This was followed by a reissue of The Foundation Pit in  , and Happy Moscow , an unfinished novel that was left unpublished in Platonov's lifetime, in
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Literary critics are unanimous in their assessment that Andrei Platonov ranks among the classics of modern world literature. However, this stands in surprising contrast to the slow reception of his work in both the west and the east. He defies superficial classification: Platonov was neither a communist bard, nor a social critic. At the same time, in his most important novels, which could not be published in Russian until the Perestroika period, he is a chronicler of the early years of the Soviet Union. His life and work are representative of the charged relationship between communist power and artistic freedom. In a comprehensive volume, Andrej Platonov. Contemporary analyses highlight the relationship between revolutionary enthusiasm and force, between utopia and violence, and between reason and terror, while illuminating the collectivisation of agriculture and the specific Soviet process of modernisation, using mobilisation to bring about the industrialisation of the country and homogenisation of society.
Utopia and Violence