Sots-art, the mock use of the Soviet ideological cliches of mass culture, originated in Soviet nonconformist art of the early 1970s. This text examines literary Sots-art on several levels. The book is divided into three parts, the first conceptual, the second on Sots-art poetry, and the third on Sots-art prose. ""Endquote"" provides informative guidance in understanding Russian culture.
Marina Balina is an Associate Professor of German and Russian and the chair of the Department of Modern and Classical Languages at Illinois Wesleyan University. Nancy Condee is the Director of the Graduate Program for Cultural Studies and a n Associate Professor of Slavic at the University of Pittsburgh. Evgeny Dobrenko is professor of Russian and Slavonic Studies at the University of Sheffield. He is the author of "Political Economy of Socialist Realism" and co-editor with Katerina Clark of "Soviet Culture and Power," both published by Yale University Press. He lives in Sheffield, UK.