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We By Yevgeny Zamyatin, Kirsten Lodge (Editor), Kirsten Lodge (Translator) Cover Image
By Yevgeny Zamyatin, Kirsten Lodge (Editor), Kirsten Lodge (Translator)
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Often cited as the primary influence on George Orwell's 1984 (with famed occult writer Colin Wilson going so far as to say that he doubted Orwell's volume would have found publication in the United Kingdom had there been a decent English translation of this book available at the time), We is an innovative, passionately pro-democratic novel on its own terms. Both an imaginative exploration of human consciousness and a vehement argument against totalitarianism - the creeping of which was well underway at the time and place of its writing in the Soviet Union of the 1920's - We was almost impossibly ahead of its time, and - sadly - is all too timely, present day. Read and remember: there can be no final revolution!

— Jasper


Yevgeny Zamyatin's novel We is one of the great classics of dystopian fiction. Experimental and provocative in both style and content, it was the first major literary work to be banned in the Soviet Union. This critical edition features an entirely new annotated translation, as well as an introduction, contextual materials, and images related to the text.

About the Author

Kirsten Lodge is Associate Professor of Comparative and World Literature and Humanities at Midwestern State University. Her previous books include Broadview editions of Dostoevsky's Notes from the Underground and Tolstoy's The Death of Ivan Ilyich.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781554814107
ISBN-10: 1554814103
Publisher: Broadview Press Inc
Publication Date: December 2nd, 2019
Pages: 246
Language: English