We

We

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  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140185850
  • 256 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

A superb new translation of the classic dystopian novel Set in the twenty-sixth century AD, Zamyatin’s masterpiece describes life under the regimented totalitarian society of OneState, ruled over by the all-powerful ‘Benefactor’. Recognized as the inspiration for George Orwell’s 1984, We is the archetype of the modern dystopia, or anti-Utopia: a great prose poem detailing the fate that might befall us all if we surrender our individual selves to some collective dream of technology and fail in the vigilance that is the price of freedom. Clarence Brown’s brilliant translation is based on the corrected text of the novel, first published in Russia in 1988 after more than sixty years’ suppression.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Zamyatin and the Rooster
Notes to Introduction
Suggestions for Further Reading

WE

Record 1
Announcement
The Wisest of Lines
An Epic Poem

Record 2
Ballet
Harmony Squared
X

Record 3
Jacket
Wall
The Table

Record 4
Savage with Barometer
Epilepsy
If

Record 5
Square
Rulers of the World
Pleasant and Useful Function

Record 6
Accident
Damned “Clear”
24 Hours

Record 7
An Eyelash
Taylor
Henbane and Lily of the Valley

Record 8
The Irrational Root
R-13
Triangle

Record 9
Liturgy
Iambs and Trochees
Cast-Iron Hand

Record 10
Letter
Membrane
Hairy Me

Record 11
No, I Can’t…
Skip the Contents

Record 12
Limitation of Infinity
Angel
Reflections on Poetry

Record 13
Fog
Familiar “You”
An Absolutely Inane Occurrence

Record 14
“Mine”
Forbidden
Cold Floor

Record 15
Bell
Mirror-like Sea
My Fate to Burn Forever

Record 16
Yellow
Two-Dimensional Shadow
Incurable Soul

Record 17
Through Glass
I Died
Hallways

Record 18
Logical Labyrinth
Wounds and Plaster
Never Again

Record 19
Third-Order Infinitesimal
A Sullen Glare
Over the Parapet

Record 20
Discharge
Idea Material
Zero Cliff

Record 21
An Author’s Duty
Swollen Ice
The Most Difficult Love

Record 22
Frozen Waves
Everything Tends to Perfection
I Am a Microbe

Record 23
Flowers
Dissolution of a Crystal
If Only

Record 24
Limit of Function
Easter
Cross It All Out

Record 25
Descent from Heaven
History’s Greatest Catastrophe
End of the Known

Record 26
The World Exists
A Rash
41 Centigrade

Record 27
No Contents – Can’t

Record 28
Both Women
Entropy and Energy
Opaque Part of the Body

Record 29
Threads on the Face
Shoots
Unnatural Compression

Record 30
The Final Number
Galileo’s Mistake
Wouldn’t It Be Better?

Record 31
The Great Operation
I Have Forgiven Everything
A Train Wreck

Record 32
I Do Not Believe
Tractors
The Human Chip

Record 33
(No Time for Contents, Last Note)

Record 34
Those on Leave
A Sunny Night
Radio-Valkyrie

Record 35
In a Hoop
Carrot
Murder

Record 36
Blank Pages
The Christian God
About My Mother

Record 37
Infusorian
Doomsday
Her Room

Record 38
(I Don’t Know What Goes Here, Maybe Just: A Cigarette Butt)

Record 39
The End

Record 40
Facts
The Bell
I Am Certain

Translator’s Notes

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