The author suggests that Platonov’s Chevengur is an attempt to describe the relationships between utopia and ideology, as seen through the eyes of a participant observer.
Associate Professor. Reader at the Russian Anthropological School, Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow. Senior Researcher at the Russian Institute for Cultural Research, Moscow. Some of her publications: The Philosophical Prose of Andrei Platonov (1981) and several other essays on Platonov.