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Andrei Platonov
  • Name: Andrei Platonov
  • Born: 08/28/1899
  • Died: 01/05/1951 (51 years old)
  • Occupation: Novelist, philosopher, playwright, poet, engineer

Andrei Platonov (Russian: Андре́й Плато́нов, IPA:[ɐnˈdrʲej pɫɐˈtonəf]; 28 August[O.S. 16 August]1899 ? 5 January 1951) was the pen name of Andrei Platonovich Klimentov (Russian: Андре́й Плато́нович Климе́нтов), a Soviet Russian writer, philosopher, playwright, and poet, whose works anticipate existentialism. Although Platonov regarded himself as a communist, his principal works remained unpublished in his lifetime because of their skeptical attitude toward collectivization of agriculture (1929-1940) and other Stalinist policies, as well as for their experimental, avant-garde form. His famous works include the novels The Foundation Pit (Котлован) and Chevengur (Чевенгур).

Birth Name: Andrei Platonovich Klimentov

Notable Works: The Foundation Pit, Chevengur, Soul, The Potudan River

Genre: Novel, short story, poetry, journalism

Birth Place: Voronezh, Voronezh Governorate, Russian Empire

Death Place: Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union

Source: Wikipedia

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