Books/Andrei Platonov/The Anti Sexus

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‘The Anti-Sexus: A new device for the Soviet market’ by Andrei Platonov


Monument to Andrei Platonov in Voronezh, Russia


On the following pages is the reprint from Cabinet of the first English translation, by Anne O. Fisher, of Andrei Platonov’s “The Anti-Sexus,” written in 1926. Originally signed “Andrei Platonov, translator from the French,” the text purported to be a promotional pamphlet translated into Russian by Platonov. “The Anti-Sexus” was not published in its original Russian until 1981, when it was included in a special issue of Russian Literature, with annotations provided by Thomas Langerak; the endnotes provided here rely heavily on his authoritative commentary.