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‘Life as big as the ocean’: Bolshevik Biography and the problem of personality from late Stalinism to Late Socialism

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This article analyses the major changes in the publication and reception of Soviet biographies of Bolshevik heroes in the first two post-war decades, comparing the reforms undertaken by the two most important publishers of such biography, Molodaia gvardiia and Politizdat. The article argues that the 1950s and 1960s witnessed not just criticism of Bolshevik biographies' tendencies towards de-personalization and standardization, but also substantive reform to their writing, editing and reading,...

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University of Oxford
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University College
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Publisher:
University College London, School of Slavonic and East European Studies Publisher's website
Journal:
Slavonic and East European Review Journal website
Volume:
96
Issue:
1
Pages:
144-173
Publication date:
2018-02-15
Acceptance date:
2017-08-24
EISSN:
2222-4327
ISSN:
0037-6795
Source identifiers:
729374
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pubs:729374
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uuid:7b59bfbe-b663-43cd-9513-7ce2dcafa1c9
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Deposit date:
2017-09-20

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