Studies on Socialist Realism: The Polish View (Studien zur Kulturellen und Literarischen Kommunismusforschung 3 New edition)

Studies on Socialist Realism: The Polish View (Studien zur Kulturellen und Literarischen Kommunismusforschung 3 New edition)

By: Bartlomiej Starnawski (editor), Grzegorz Wolowiec (editor), Anna Artwinska (editor)Hardback

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This anthology presents a selection of texts on Polish socialist realist literature, written from the early 1980s to date. They depict a comprehensive picture of this literary phenomenon: starting from its holistic interpretations, through detailed analyses of the poetics of literary and political texts and a presentation of specific, also untypical embodiments of this artistic doctrine, to descriptions of the functioning of the institutions of literary life under socialist realism. All the texts in this anthology share a historically and culturally determined general methodological perspective, representing a combination of the Polish version of structuralism in literary studies - on the descriptive plane - with the anti-communist attitude on the plane of evaluation of presented phenomena.

About Author

Anna Artwinska is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute of Slavic Studies of the University of Hamburg. Her research interests include socialist realism, memory and post-memory of communism, post-colonial studies, as well as concepts of generation and genealogy in literature. Bartlomiej Starnawski is a historian of literature at the Institute of Literary Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw. In his research he looks at socialist realism and literature of the People's Republic of Poland from the perspective of history and theory of literature. Grzegorz Wolowiec is Assistant Professor at the Institute of Literary Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw. He researches literature and literary life in the People's Republic of Poland, both from the historiographic and from the meta-historical perspective.


Contents: Anna Artwinska/Bartlomiej Starnawski/Grzegorz Wolowiec: Introduction: Socialist Realism in Polish Literary Research - Anna Artwinska/Bartlomiej Starnawsk/Grzegorz Wolowiec: "Fluctuat nec mergitur..." On Socialist Realism in Meta-Discursive Perspective - Michal Glowinski: Realism and Demagoguery - Zdzislaw Lapinski: How to Co-Exist with Socialist Realism? - Janusz Slawinski: A "New Type" of Literary Criticism in the Stalinist Period - Zbigniew Jarosinski: Literature as Power - Leszek Szaruga: The Literary Canon of Polish Socialist Realism - Michal Glowinski: "Don't Let the Past Run Wild": The History of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (Bolsheviks): Short Course as Mythical Narrative - Jerzy Smulski: The Literature of Socialist Realism: Selected Genological Issues - Wojciech Tomasik: Newspeak: Style as Language - Wojciech Tomasik: Literary Cliches in Polish Tendentious Novel 1949-1955 - Dariusz Sniezko: The 20th-Century Panegyric Situation - Grzegorz Wolowiec: The Ambiguous Charm of Self-Criticism - Edward Balcerzan: Socialist Realism - Subversions and Deviations - Jerzy Smulski: Variance in the Socialist Realist Literary Text as a Scholarly Issue: Thoughts on Examples from Russian and Polish Literary Studies - Anna Zarzycka: Wislawa Szymborska as an Author of Socialist Realist Poems - Tadeusz Klak: Scenes from the Life of a Poet: Tadeusz Rozewicz's Adventures with Socialist Realist Criticism - Daria Mazur: PAX and Socialist Realism: A Marriage of Convenience? - Anna Artwinska: Two Left Shoes: "The Marxist Breakthrough" in Poland and Its Context - John M. Bates: Censorship in the Stalinist Era - Stefan Zabierowski: Melania Kierczynska: The Socialist Realist Critic - Wojciech Tomasik: Literature Without Literariness: On Socialist Realist Literature and Research.

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  • ISBN13: 9783631630556
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 471
  • ID: 9783631630556
  • weight: 690
  • ISBN10: 3631630557
  • edition: New edition

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