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Translated by Natasha Randall
Foreword by Bruce Sterling
 
Written in 1921, We is set in the One State, where all live for the collective good and individual freedom does not exist. The novel takes the form of the diary of mathematician D-503, who, to his shock, experiences the most disruptive emotion imaginable: love. At once satirical and sobering—and now available in a powerful new translation—We is both a rediscovered classic and a work of tremendous relevance to our own times.
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Translated by Natasha Randall
Foreword by Bruce Sterling
 
Written in 1921, We is set in the One State, where all live for the collective good and individual freedom does not exist. The novel takes the form of the diary of mathematician D-503, who, to his shock, experiences the most disruptive emotion imaginable: love. At once satirical and sobering—and now available in a powerful new translation—We is both a rediscovered classic and a work of tremendous relevance to our own times.
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Paperback (240 pages)
Published: July 11, 2006
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Imprint: Modern Library
ISBN: 9780812974621
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    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.

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  • I am merely copying out here, word for word, what was printed today in the State Gazette: In 120 days from now the building of the INTEGRAL will be finished.

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  • Egyszerűen lemásolom szó szerint, amit ma az Állami Újság közölt: 120 nap múlva elkészül az INTEGRÁL.

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  • The effect of that woman on me was as unpleasant as a displaced irrational number that has accidentally crept into an equation.

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  • There is no final revolution.  Revolutions are infinite.

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  • I do not want anyone to want for me--I want to want for myself.

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  • I shall attempt nothing more than to note down what I see, what I think - or, to be more exact, what we think (that's right: we, and let this WE be the title of these records). But this,...

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  • ¡Que viva el Estado Único!¡Que vivan los números!¡Que viva el Benefactor!

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  • Dentro de mí está todo muy vacío y silencioso, como en una casa que todos abandonaron y uno está acostado solo, enfermo, y se oye tan nítidamente el golpeteo mecánico de los pensamientos.

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  • La belleza del mecanismo consiste en el ritmo constante y exacto, como el péndulo. ¿Acaso, ustedes, nutridos desde su niñez por el sisteman de Taylor, no se han hecho pendularmente exactos?

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  • Die Vernunft muss siegen!

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