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First published in the West in 1924, We is an adventurous story of the future nameless “numbers,” the two-tenths of the world's population that survived the Great Two Hundred Years War. Their food is derived from petroleum, and they believe that their totally restricted existence under the watchful eye of the Benefactor is the ideal. They do not mourn the passing of the creative human spirit; indeed, they are hardly aware it ever existed. More than half a century later, We remains a strange and telling tragicomedy of love and death. The author, an acknowledged satirist in his own right, set the stage for Orwell's 1984. 'WE,' written in 1921 and 1922, was circulated clandestinely, and even though it was denied publication, 'WE' became one of the most influential and talked-about novels of this century. Zamyatin was exiled under Stalin and died in Paris in 1937.
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This book really differs from all others which are compulsory to read during your school studies. The language in this very book as well was new and very dinamic in comparison to other russian classical books. I was really into that language with so many punctual signs you are not used to see that always while reading a book of our classics; in this way thoughts of main hero and everything what was happening were so fast and you were unable to relax, you are in these fast actions.
I found some images hidden in these pages coming into beautiful picture, these smiles and teeth which were so quick but constant remain in my imagination as on-his-own-living image.
That is why it is worth to read this very first in our country dystopia.

Эту книгу уж точно не стоит читать на английском. Читала в оригинале и поражалась тому, как автор выражает чувственную и эмоциональную натуру человека через русскую речь.

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