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Focusing on a number of historical and literary personalities who were regarded with disdain in the aftermath of the 1917 revolution - figures such as Peter the Great, Ivan the Terrible, Alexander Pushkin, Leo Tolstoy, and Mikhail Lermontov - "Epic Revisionism" tells the fascinating story of these individuals' return to canonical status during the darkest days of the Stalin era. An inherently interdisciplinary project, "Epic Revisionism" features pieces on literary and cultural history, film, opera, and theater. It pairs scholarly essays with selections from Stalin-era primary sources - newspaper articles, unpublished archival documents, short stories - to provide students and specialists with the richest possible understanding of this understudied phenomenon in modern Russian history.
University of Wisconsin Press
Russian history, Russian Literature, Stalin era
School of Arts and Sciences
Creative Writing | European History | Slavic Languages and Societies | Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies
Platt, Kevin M. F., and David Brandenberger, eds. Epic Revisionism: Russian History and Literature as Stalinist Propaganda. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 2006.