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Modernism and Revolution: Russian Literature in Transition
The period before 1917 was a brilliant one for Russian literature marked by the innovations and experimentation of modernism. With the Bolshevik seizure of power, a parallel process of drastic social innovation and experimentation began. How did revolution in the arts and revolution in society and politics relate to one another? Victor Erlich, an eminent authority on ...more
Hardcover, 328 pages
Published January 1st 1994 by Harvard University Press
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A powerful survey of Russian literature in the 1920's, when the new Soviet government bit by bit restricted artistic freedom. Some of the authors studied managed to keep to their principles in the succeeding years of Stalinism, some changed to adapt to the new conditions, and some were eventually executed as "enemies of the people."