From 1924(!), first published in Russia only in 1988,
translated by Clarencer Brown into English, Penguin book, 1993.
George Orwell acknowledged
his debt to Zamyatin, giving him the inspiration for his famous story "1984".
"We" describes life under the regimented totalitarian society of OneState,
ruled over by the all-powerfull "Benefactor".
"We" is the archetype of the modern dystopia or anti-Utopia:
a great prose poem detailing the fate that might befall us
all if we surrender our individual selves to some collective
dream of technology and fail in the vigilance that is the price