Soviet Hieroglyphics

Soviet Hieroglyphics

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[The Russian and American contributors] share a very high level of expertise and an impressive command of their material, which ranges from film to billboards to currency. Everything in this book, including the introduction, is worth reading... consistently fascinating... -- Choice... a lightning rush of images and ideas that constitute inviting material for future speculation. -- Times Literary SupplementThis collection of essays is a fine, even an exhilarating piece of work. Her brilliant analysis surveys a kaleidoscope of breaks and continuities: betweeen literature and non-print media, high culture and popular culture, homo sovieticus and homo russicus. -- Slavic and East European JournalOf interest for scholars in several disciplines, Soviet Hieroglyphics provides many insights into recent Russian visual culture. -- Canadian Slavonic PaperThese incisive essays describe contemporary Russian culture under conditions of social collapse. Focusing on visual culture, the book highlights the recurrent tension between two opposing tendencies in Russia today: the impulse to eradicate the cultural hieroglyphics of the Soviet past and the compulsion to reinscribe those sacred images onto contemporary texts.show more

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  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 156 x 235 x 19.05mm | 431g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 025331402X
  • 9780253314024

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