Quotes by Yevgeny Zamyatin

"A man is like a novel: until the very last page you don't know how it will end. Otherwise it wouldn't even be worth reading."
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"You are afraid of it because it is stronger than you; you hate it because you are afraid of it; you love it because you cannot subdue it to your will. Only the unsubduable can be loved."
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"There is no final one; revolutions are infinite."
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"True literature can exist only where it is created, not by diligent and trustworthy functionaries, but by madmen, hermits, heretics, dreamers, rebels, and skeptics."
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"You're in a bad way! Apparently, you have developed a soul."
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Books by Yevgeny Zamyatin

  • We
  • 77,615 ratings
  • 1993 by Penguin Classics

    (first published 1920)

  • Elektrik
  • 29 ratings
  • 2015 by Büyülüdağ
  • Üç Gün
  • 22 ratings
  • May 1993 by İletişim Y.
Yevgeny Zamyatin
  • Yevgeny Zamyatin

  • Date of birth: February 01, 1884
  • Died: March 10, 1937
  • Born: in Lebedian, Russian Federation.

  • Description: Yevgeny Zamyatin (Russian: Евгений Замятин, sometimes also seen spelled Eugene Zamiatin) Russian novelist, playwright, short story writer, and essayist, whose famous anti-utopia (1924, We) prefigured Aldous Huxley's Brave New World (1932), and inspired George Orwell's 1984 (1949). The book was considered a "malicious slander on socialism" in the Soviet Union, and it was not until 1988 when Zamyatin was rehabilitated. In the English-speaking world We has appeared in several translations."And then, just the way it was this morning in the hangar, I saw again, as though right then for the first time in my life, I saw everything: the unalterably straight streets, the sparkling glass of the sidewalks, the divine parallelepipeds of the transparent dwellings, the squared harmony of our gray-blue ranks. And so I felt that I - not generations of people, but I myself - I had conquered the old God and the old life, I myself had created all this, and I'm like a tower, I'm afraid to move my elbow for fear of shattering the walls, the cupolas, the machines..." (from We, trans. by Clarence Brown)Yevgeny Ivanovich Zamyatin was born in the provincial town of Lebedian, some two hundred miles south of Moscow. His father was an Orthodox priest and schoolmaster, and his mother a musician. He attended Progymnasium in Lebedian and gymnasium in Voronezh. From 1902 to 1908 he studied naval engineering at St. Petersburg Polytechnic Institute. While still a student, he joined the Bolshevik Party. In 1905 he made a study trip in the Near East. Due to his revolutionary activities Zamyatin was arrested in 1905 and exiled. His first short story, 'Odin' (1908), was drew on his experiences in prison.Zamyatin applied to Stalin for permission to emigrate in 1931 and lived in Paris until his death.

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