Zamyatin, Yevgeny (Ivanovich)

or Yevgeny Zamiatin

born Feb. 1, 1884, Lebedyan, Tambov province, Russia
died March 10, 1937, Paris, France

Russian novelist, playwright, and satirist.

Educated as a naval engineer, he combined a scientific career with writing. A chronic dissenter, he was a Bolshevik before the Russian Revolution of 1917 but disassociated himself from the party afterward. His ironic criticism of literary politics kept him out of official favour. His most ambitious work, the novel We (1924; banned in the Soviet Union until 1989), was the first anti-utopian novel and the literary ancestor of Aldous Huxley's Brave New World and George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-four.

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