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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Random House USA; 2006 Modern Library Pbk. Ed edition (24 May 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 081297462X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0812974621
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 1.3 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 276,206 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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

One of the greatest novels of the twentieth century --Irving Howe

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Since 1917 The Modern Library prides itself as ''The modern Library of the world s Best Books''. Its paperback series feature treasured classics, major translations of great works, and rediscoveries of keen literary and historical merit.Featuring introductions by leading writers, stunning translations, scholarly endnotes and reading group guides. Production values emphasize superior quality and readability. Competitive prices, coupled with exciting cover design make these an ideal gift to be cherished by the avid reader.

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A futuristic novel written in 1921 but that orbits around a fictional city (One State) that exists in the thirtieth century. Its author is the Russian revolutionary Yevgeny Zamyatin and its story has a mathematician (coded name D-303) who works as a cipher for the totalitarian government of One State, a society where all live for the collective good and individual freedom does not exist (any resemblance to communism?). D-303 is working as a member of the team building the world's first rocket. His very brain-washed small world collapses as he met a woman coded name I-330 to whom he falls in love, an emotion that briefly makes him a free man.

Absolutely a recommended reading that had a great influence and served as an inspiration for later remarkable works in literature and music. A must Read, even if you read the previous translation you should consider reading this modern-translation which delivers far better the author insights.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Leonard Fleisig TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 14 Aug. 2006
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and we are all together.

The Beatles' "I am the Walrus" provides some flavor of the atmosphere of the futuristic society found in Yevgeny Zamyatin's dystopian classic "WE". Written in the fledgling Soviet Union in 1920 "WE" had a direct influence n Aldous Huxley's Brave New World, George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four and Ayn Rand's Anthem. In fact, Rand's Anthem tracks "WE" so closely both as to plot and character development that one cannot help but think that Zamyatin's influence on Rand was significant, to say the least.

Zamyatin was born in 1884 and studied naval engineering as a young man. Like many young Russian intellectuals Zamyatin was something of a revolutionary. He was arrested and exiled more than once by the Tsar's secret police for revolutionary activities. During the First World War Zamyatin, by now a naval enginner was sent to England were he supervised the construction of icebreakers for the Russian navy. He returned to Russia upon the outbreak of the October 1917 revolution. Zamyatin turned to writing full time after the revolution. Although a Bolshevik, Zamyatin chafed at the increasing censorship the Bolshevik's imposed on artists and writers. In fact, WE was the first novel to be banned by the newly formed literary censorship board, GLAVLIT. WE was not officially published in Russia or the USSR until 1988. Not able to earn a living as a writer in the USSR, Zamyatin applied for an exit visa. Zamyatin was granted an exit visa and he emigrated to Paris, were he died a sick and poverty stricken man in 1937.

WE takes place in the twenty-sixth century a time in which a totalitarian regime has created an extremely regimented society where individual expression simply does not exist.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By I Read, Therefore I Blog VINE VOICE on 23 Feb. 2008
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Set in a future where people are known as Ciphers and everyone lives in vast glass and steel Panopticon-style cities, We is a book that's clearly influenced others writing in the SF genre (most notable, George Orwell's 1984).

It describes a strange dystopian society - each Cipher has a name designation consisting of letters and numbers and all live their lives open to the view of others, the only exception being when they engage in pink ticket permitted sexual activities. The main protagonist, D-503, is in charge of building a vast glass and steel space rocket, which the One State under the control of its Benefactor, plans to use to export their society's ideals to other planets.

D-503 is a man who lives for numbers and his love of the One State and the book is structured around his journals (each chapter being termed a 'Record'), which he's produced at the bequest of the One State, and which he hopes will be put into the rocket. Through these journals, we discover his sexual infatuation with I-390, a woman who introduces him to pleasures forbidden by the One State such as smoking and drinking and who puts on the strange dresses of the Ancients (people who died out in a 200 year war that led to the creation of the One State) and who D-503 gradually learns is involved with a resistance group determined to overthrow the One State.

Much of the text is devoted to D-503's inner turmoil as he struggles to come to grips with feelings that he's never experienced before and his terror at having his imagination and his desires stimulated by I-390. We also see the impact this has on his 'happy' triangular relationship with the poet R-13 and the woman, O-90, who loves him and wants only to have D-503's child.

I found it a difficult book to read.
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Wow now we know where arguably Winston in 1984 first saw the light of day : ] .... but this was written in 1920 under Lenin !!!!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By John Smylie on 5 Oct. 2014
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Yes, probably a forerunner for 1984, but written by a man with freedom from an oppressive system, living and working outside his native country,but empathising with rebels.
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