Andrei Platonov

Andrei Platonov, (August 28 1899 – January 5, 1951) was the pen name of Andrei Platonovich Klimentov, a Soviet author whose works anticipate existentialism. Although Platonov was a Communist, his works were banned in his own lifetime for their skeptical attitude toward collectivization and other Stalinist policies. His famous works include the novels The Foundation Pit and Chevengur.

– Taken from the Wikipedia article, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrei_Platonov