Literary Exorcisms of Stalinism

February 1998
204 pages
22.8x15.2 in
ISBN: 9781571131799
Format: Hardback
Camden House

Literary Exorcisms of Stalinism

Russian Writers and the Soviet Past

Margaret Ziolkowski

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A study of the cultural implications of portraits of Stalin and his era since his death in 1953.
This work explores the cultural implications of prominent images in Russian thought and literature devoted to the Stalin era since the dictator's death in 1953. Author of the works discussed include some of the most important Russian writers of the past four decades: Solzhenitsyn, Vasilii Grossman, Vladimir Voinovich, Anatolii Rybackov among others.
Keywords: German Literature


'... interesting and valuable study...' CHOICE
'In marshalling evidence of politically and psychologically illuminating motifs, Ziolkowski has filled in important details in our still nebulous picture of post-Stalin Soviet literature and has alerted us to patterns that bear watching as we read and teach.' SLAVIC REVIEW