A Bolshevik In Geordieland

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20031221

Martin Wainwright follows the trail of Yevgeny Zamyatin who spent time in Newcastle during the First World War building ice-breakers for the RUSSIAn navy.

His experiences gave rise to two surreal and satirical novellas and influenced his later Dystopian masterpiece 'We'.

A forerunner of Huxley and Orwell, on returning to the Soviet Union, sporting tweeds and smoking a pipe, Zamyatin was dubbed the ENGLISHman and died in exile in PARIS in 1937.

20031221

Martin Wainwright follows the trail of Yevgeny Zamyatin who spent time in Newcastle during the First World War building ice-breakers for the RUSSIAn navy.

His experiences gave rise to two surreal and satirical novellas and influenced his later Dystopian masterpiece 'We'.

A forerunner of Huxley and Orwell, on returning to the Soviet Union, sporting tweeds and smoking a pipe, Zamyatin was dubbed the ENGLISHman and died in exile in PARIS in 1937.