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Time, Forward!

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Time, Forward! by Valentin Kataev Malamuth
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A classic of Soviet realism, Time, Forward! captures the enthusiasm and optimism of the first Five-Year Plan in its portrayal of the construction of Magnitogorsk, an enormous metallurgical plant considered one of the finest industrial achievements of the period. It embodies the beliefs of the era--that the collective (here a multinational brigade) through its determination and the application of technology can accomplish the impossible, conquer nature, even overcome time. Utilizing cinematic technique to tell his story, Kataev focuses on a twenty-four hour period when of the Magnitogorsk shock-brigades breaks a world record for pouring cement. The result is a remarkably affecting portrait of the idealism and sacrifice powering the early Soviet era.

Author Biography

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Release date Australia
December 31st, 1995
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Northwestern University Press
Pages
345
Dimensions
140x203x19
ISBN-13
9780810112476
Product ID
3960875

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