...ia prozhil zhizn' Pis'ma. 1920-1950gg. [I Lived This Life. Letters 1920-1950]
The fate and personality of Andrei Platonov (1899?1951), the genius and the most unusual Russian writer of the twentieth century, the classic of world literature, is the same mystery as his works. Platonov's letters collected in one volume are an invaluable source for understanding the author?s life and work Chevengur and The Pit , an organic part of the writer's heritage, whose free artistic gift could not be stopped by a decade of prohibition or by the tragic circumstances of his personal biography. Before us is the 'secret secret' and at the same time a unique document of the epoch. Comments on this were prepared by the Platonov group of the Institute of World Literature. A. M. Gorky of the Russian Academy of Sciences with the involvement of huge material from the periodicals of the 1920s ? 1940s and the largest archives of Russia. The book is illustrated with unique photographs and supplemented with new materials.
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