Yevgeny Zamyatin

“[Zamyatin’s] intuitive grasp of the irrational side of totalitarianism– human sacrifice, cruelty as an end in itself–makes [We] superior to Huxley’s [Brave New World].” – George Orwell

An inspiration for George Orwell’s 1984 and a precursor to the work of Philip K. Dick and Stanislaw Lem, We is a classic of dystopian science fiction ripe for rediscovery. Written in 1921 by the Russian revolutionary Yevgeny Zamyatin, this story of the thirtieth century is set in the One State, a society where all live for the collective good and individual freedom does not exist. The novel takes the form of the diary of state mathematician D-503, who, to his shock, experiences the most disruptive emotion imaginable: love for another human being.

At once satirical and sobering–and now available in a powerful new modern translation–We speaks to all who have suffered under repression of their personal and artistic freedom.

“One of the greatest novels of the twentieth century.” – Irving Howe

Title We
Author Yevgeny Zamyatin
Publisher Modern Library
Title First Published 11 July 2006
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 240 p.
ISBN-10 081297462X
ISBN-13 9780812974621
Publication Date 11 July 2006
Main content page count 240
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $14.00

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