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The Feminine in the Prose of Andrey Platonov Philip Ross Bullock

The Feminine in the Prose of Andrey Platonov

Philip Ross Bullock

Published December 1st 2005
ISBN : 9781900755757
Paperback
226 pages
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Andrey Platonovich Platonov (1899-1951) is increasingly regarded as one of the greatest writers of the Soviet period. His linguistic virtuosity, philosophical rigour and political unorthodoxy combined to create some of the most captivatingly absurdMoreAndrey Platonovich Platonov (1899-1951) is increasingly regarded as one of the greatest writers of the Soviet period. His linguistic virtuosity, philosophical rigour and political unorthodoxy combined to create some of the most captivatingly absurd works of literature in any language. Unsurprisingly, many of these remained unpublished in his life time, and indeed for many years thereafter. In this study, Philip Bullock traces the development of feminine imagery in Platonovs prose, from the seemingly misogynist outrage of his early works to the tender reconciliation with domesticity in his final stories, and argues that gender is a crucial feature of the authors audacious utopian vision.