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- DescriptionFor decades Stalinist literature, film, and art was almost exclusively deemed political propaganda imposed from on high, devoid of any aesthetic significance. In this book, Evgeny Dobrenko suggests an entirely new view: socialism did t produce Socialist Realism to prettify reality ; rather, Socialist Realism itself produced socialism by elevating socialism to reality status, giving it material form. Without art, socialism could t have materialized. Bringing together the Soviet historical experience and Stalin-era art-vels, films, poems, songs, painting, photography, architecture, and advertising-Dobrenko examines Stalinism's representational strategies and demonstrates how real socialism was begotten of Socialist Realism. Socialist Realism, he concludes, was Stalinism's most effective sociopolitical institution.
- Author BiographyEvgeny Dobrenko is professor in the Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies at the University of Sheffield. He is author, editor, or co-editor of fifteen books, including Soviet Culture and Power: A History in Documents, 1917-1953, co-edited with Katerina Clark and published by Yale University Press. He lives in Sheffield in England.
- Author(s)Evgeny Dobrenko
- PublisherYale University Press
- Date of Publication23/10/2007
- LanguageEnglish & Russian
- SubjectFine Arts / Art History
- Place of PublicationNew Haven
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintYale University Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight807 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine26 mm
- Translated byJesse M. Savage
- Format DetailsLaminated cover
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