Questions tagged [the-foundation-pit]

Questions about the novel The Foundation Pit (Russian: Котлован, finished in 1930) by Andrei Platonov. Use with the tags [andrei-platonov] and [russian-literature].

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Does the original Russian prose in The Foundation Pit by Andrey Platonov sound unusual/unconventional to Russian speakers?

I am reading Robert Chandler, Elizabeth Chandler and Olga Meerson's translation, specifically the 2009 revised version, of Platonov's 'The Foundation Pit', and it has struck me that the prose sounds ...