See No Evil: Literary Cover-Ups and Discoveries of the Soviet Camp Experience

See No Evil: Literary Cover-Ups and Discoveries of the Soviet Camp Experience

by Dariusz Tolczyk
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300066082

ISBN-13: 9780300066081

Pub. Date: 09/28/1999

Publisher: Yale University Press

Seeking to control human thought as well as actions, Stalin and his followers developed words and images to legitimize the gulag. This is the first book in English to examine official Soviet concentration camp literature from the early 1920s through the mid-1960s. The book probes the evolution of this literature, the totalitarian thinking that inspired it, and the

Overview

Seeking to control human thought as well as actions, Stalin and his followers developed words and images to legitimize the gulag. This is the first book in English to examine official Soviet concentration camp literature from the early 1920s through the mid-1960s. The book probes the evolution of this literature, the totalitarian thinking that inspired it, and the scandalous role played by Russian writers who collaborated in its creation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300066081
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
09/28/1999
Series:
Russian Literature and Thought Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction xi
Fiction and Fear
Totalitarianism between Word and Experience
1(57)
From Tragedy to Festival
Revolutionary Violence and Ethical Experimentation in the 1920s
58(35)
The Glory of the Gulag
Stalin's Camps as Social Medicine
93(91)
Hope Beyond Hope
Communist Martyrology and the Post-Stalinist Thaw
184(69)
A Sliver in the Throat of Power
Solzhenitsyn's One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich and the Boundaries of the Soviet Public Discourse
253(58)
Notes 311(38)
Index 349

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