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By Katerina Clark

"In its definite take hold of of an enormous topic and in its speculative boldness, Professor Clark's research represents a tremendous leap forward. It sends one again to the unique texts with a complete host of recent questions.... And it additionally is helping us to appreciate where of the 'official' author in that extraordinary mix of ideology, collective strain, and concept that's the Soviet literary process." —Times Literary Supplement

"The Soviet Novel has had a massive effect at the manner Stalinist tradition is studied in more than a few disciplines (literature scholarship, historical past, cultural experiences, even anthropology and political science)." —Slavic Review

"Those readers who've come to achieve that background is a department of mythology will locate Clark's e-book a stimulating and worthwhile account of Soviet mythopoesis." —American historic Review

A dynamic account of the socialist realist novel's evolution as visible within the context of Soviet tradition. a brand new Afterword brings the historical past of Socialist Realism to its finish on the shut of the 20 th century.

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