Red Stars: Personality and the Soviet Popular Song, 1955-1991 / Edition 1

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David MacFadyen delves into influential and widely disseminated songs that had a profound social significance in the Soviet Union. He discusses each singer's life, showing what it was that made them famous while placing the differences in their careers and fame in the context of Soviet culture as a whole. MacFadyen's multi-layered study considers national identity, gender, and the development of individual celebrity in a socialist state. He also looks at whether it is possible for artists to achieve genuine self-expression in a public arena under continuous political scrutiny. Both bold and penetrating, MacFadyen reveals a part of the Soviet Union that, while touching millions of people, has remained almost completely unexamined.
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"An original, well-informed, and beautifully written overview of post-Stalinist culture. MacFadyen draws together a wealth of material and presents it in a meaningful, lucid way. His command over the vast body of information on which he draws is impressive and enables the reader to connect in a significant way with what might otherwise have been an embarrassment of riches." Olga Hasty, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Princeton University
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780773521063
  • Publisher: McGill-Queens University Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Prologue 3
1 The Soviet Popular Song after Stalin 6
2 Lyric or Civic: Personality and Theatricality 33
3 Why Sing Estrada? Philosophical Contexts of the Genre 62
4 Edita P'ekha: Gentle Voice of the Thaw 80
5 Iosif Kobzon and the Civic Response 110
6 Irina Ponarovskaia and Sofiia Rotaru: In and out of Russia 137
7 Lev Leshchenko and Valerii Leont'ev: Two Nightingales 176
8 Alla Pugacheva: Redefining Estrada 210
9 Alla Pugacheva: Redefining Personality 244
Epilogue 268
Glossary 271
Notes 273
Sources 305
Index 317
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