Literature And Revolution

Overview

“Roll over Derrida: Literature and Revolution is back in print. Nothing in the postmodern canon comes close to the intellectual grandeur of Trotsky’s vision of art and literature in an age of revolution, or his extraordinary meditations on the popular ownership of culture.”—Mike Davis

“Re-reading Trotsky on literature 40 years later is a delight.”—Tariq Ali

Leon Trotsky penned this engaging book to elucidate the complex way in which art ...

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Overview

“Roll over Derrida: Literature and Revolution is back in print. Nothing in the postmodern canon comes close to the intellectual grandeur of Trotsky’s vision of art and literature in an age of revolution, or his extraordinary meditations on the popular ownership of culture.”—Mike Davis

“Re-reading Trotsky on literature 40 years later is a delight.”—Tariq Ali

Leon Trotsky penned this engaging book to elucidate the complex way in which art informs— and can alter—our understanding of the world. Features new reader-friendly explanatory notes.

Leon Trotsky was a leader of the Russian Revolution in 1917 and is the author of My Life.

William Keach is a professor of English at Brown University. He is editor of Coleridge’s Complete Poems.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781258116880
  • Publisher: Literary Licensing, LLC
  • Publication date: 10/15/2011
  • Pages: 258
  • Product dimensions: 0.54 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Leon Trotsky was a leader of the Russian revolution in 1917 and is the author of My Life, The History of the Russian Revolution, and The Revolution Betrayed. Keach is Professor of English at Brown University. He is editor of Coleridge's Complete Poems (Penguin, 1997) and author of Arbitrary Power: Romanticism, Language, Politics (2004).

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Table of Contents

Introduction 9
Literature and revolution
Introduction 29
Pre-revolutionary art 34
The literary "Fellow travelers" of the revolution 61
Alexander Blok 105
Futurism 112
The formalist school of poetry and Marxism 138
Proletarian culture and proletarian art 154
Communist policy toward art 177
Revolutionary and socialist art 187
Additional resources
Trotsky, the poets, and the Russian Revolution 211
Chronology of Leon Trotsky's life 278
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