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Political Humor Under Stalin is an anthology of jokes, wisecracks, and satire from the Soviet 1930s and 40s that provides a glimpse of everyday dissembling and dissent in one of the modern world's most repressive societies. More than merely a joke book, it offers no less than a folkloric counter narrative to the "official" history of the USSR, as well as a ground-breaking discussion of the culture of joke-telling under Stalin.

ISBN

9780893573515

Publication Date

2009

Publisher

Slavica Publishers

City

Bloomington, IN

Keywords

political humor, Soviet Union, Stalin

School

School of Arts and Sciences

Department

History

Disciplines

Creative Writing | Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies

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Edited By: David Brandenberger

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Political Humor Under Stalin: an Anthology of Unofficial Jokes and Anecdotes

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