© 1990

The Culture of the Stalin Period

  • Hans Günther

Part of the Studies in Russia and East Europe book series (SREE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Popular Culture, Everyday Life, Ideology

  3. Art

  4. Literature

  5. Architecture

  6. Film

About this book


Up to now the culture of the Stalin period has been studied mainly from a political or ideological point of view. In this book renowned specialists from many countries approach the problem rather 'from inside'. The authors deal with numerous aspects of Stalinist culture such as art, literature, architecture, film and popular culture. Yet the volume is more than a mere collection of studies on special issues. It is an inquiry into the very nature of a certain type of culture, its symbols, rites and myths. The book will be useful not only for students of Soviet culture but also for a wider audience.


culture film history revolution Russia Stalin Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)

Editors and affiliations

  • Hans Günther
    • 1
  1. 1.University of BielefeldWest Germany

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