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ZAMYATIN, Yevgeny.

My. [We].

Stock Code
104334
New York, Chekhov Publishing House, 1952
£1,850

Zamyatin's dystopian novel My [We] is set in a future society dominated by a totalitarian rule over individual personality. During the early 1920s Zamyatin's masterpiece circulated in the Soviet Union amongst a small literary circle, and received one public reading but was almost immediately banned. In 1924 the first edition in any language was published in English by the US publisher E.P. Dutton. Three years later part of the work appeared in Volia Rossii [The Will of Russia], a Prague based émigré journal. However, this extract was not based on the original text, but translated from the English edition. The present work, published by the Chekhov Press in New York was prepared with the help of Zamyatin's widow Liudmila Nikolaevna.

The work's influence on George Orwell's 1984 and Aldoux Huxley's Brave New World has been well documented. Huxley, however, always denied that he had read the work before writing his novel.

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First complete edition in Russian; 8vo; 200pp.; publisher's printed wrappers, some wear to wrappers but internally fresh, housed in a black box.

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