Yevgeny Zamyatin - Dystopian Author

Yevgeny Zamyatin, a Russian author, wrote the famous dystopian novel We. He also published short stories where he criticized the Communist regime in Russia.

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He was born in Lebedyon, 1884. He attended St. PetersburgUniversity where he studied naval engineering. During his studies in St. Petersburg (1902-1908) he joined the Bolshevik. He was arrested and exiles for two times, the first time in 1905, during the Russia Revolution and the second time in 1911. When he returned in Russia, he began writing fiction. His first novel Ujezdnoje (A Provincial Tale) was published in 1913 and brought him fame. His story " Na Kulichkakh" appeared the next year. As a naval engineer he was sent to work in England and this gave him an inspiration for his book The Islanders where he satirized English life and A Fisher of Men.

In 1917, when the Russian Revolution was finished, he edited several journals and Russian translations of works by Jack London, O. Henry, H.G. Wells, and others.

After the intercession of Maxim Gorki, Zamyatin left Russia by permission of Joseph Stalin.

He died in 1937, in Paris.

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