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Soviet criticism of American literature in the sixties

Carl R. Proffer

Soviet criticism of American literature in the sixties

an anthology

by Carl R. Proffer

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Statemented. and trans. by C. R. Proffer.
The Physical Object
Pagination213p.
Number of Pages213
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13694780M

At the start of the s, things seemed pretty much like the s: prosperous, calm, and predictable. But by , the civil rights movement was making headlines and the young and vibrant President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, one of the most stunning events of the 20th : Jennifer Rosenberg. November 2 – R v Penguin Books Ltd: Penguin Books is found not guilty of obscenity for publishing Lady Chatterley's Lover in the United Kingdom. [8] November 8 – Richard Wright delivers a polemical lecture, "The Situation of the Black Artist and Intellectual in the United States", to students and members of the American Church in Paris, a.

Unfavorable descriptions of cybernetics were removed from official literature, and in , the first Russian translations of Wiener were published. The first Soviet journal on cybernetics, Problemy Kibernetiki [Problems of Cybernetics], was published, edited by Lyapunov. --Slavic Review "Those readers who have come to realize that history is a branch of mythology will find Clark's book a stimulating and rewarding account of Soviet mythopoesis." --American Historical Review A dynamic account of the socialist realist novel's evolution as seen in the context of Soviet culture.

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Muriel Spark, Published in the early sixties, though set in the thirties, this super-short novel is the best known of Spark’s extensive (and superb) back catalogue; it’s the story of a group of Edinburgh schoolgirls and their odd and intense relationship with the teacher they had when they were then – Miss Brodie, ‘in her prime’. For decades, the policymakers of the Soviet Union strove to protect the Soviet populace from the supposedly demoralizing influence of the U.S.-centered mass culture of the capitalist world. As a counterbalance to Hollywood movies and Western rock music, an alternative cultural space was created. Along with the multi-ethnic culture of the Soviet Union, it consisted [ ].


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Free shipping for many products. Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Proffer, Carl R. Soviet criticism of American literature in the sixties. entirely representative) Soviet criticism of American writing published in the s is now available in English.3 By and large, a Soviet reader's access is limited to Soviet evaluations of American literature, although 1.

The overall problem is discussed in detail in this writer's forthcoming book A Decade. ihe USSR more restricted, but the tone of Soviet criticism to­ wards those works is more hostile than before.1 It would not be correct to say, however, that there was little or no American literature being published in the Soviet Union today.

InSoviet journals listed more than a dozen. The iconoclastic literary criticism of Leslie Fiedler, as, for example, Love and Death in the American Novel (), was marked by its provocative application of Freudian ideas to American literature. In his later work he turned to popular culture as a source of revealing social and psychological patterns.

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Officially approved writing (the only kind that could be published) by and large sank to a subliterary level. The literature reflected what was happening in America on the social and political arena in the sixties.

Authors wrote about gender, race, homosexuality, feminism and war, and they criticized society, just like the youth generation did.

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The. in the sixties and the seventies a penetrating literary analysis."--Emil Draitser, Hunter College Vishevsky here writes about the popular culture of the Soviet intellectual during the years of post-Stalinist thaw.

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