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Publication Date
December 1999
Page Count
241 pages
Trim Size
6 1/8 x 9 1/4


Sots-Art Literature and Soviet Grand Style
Marina Balina, Nancy Condee, and Evgeny Dobrenko
Sots-art, the mock use of the Soviet ideological clich├ęs of mass culture, originated in Soviet nonconformist art of the early 1970s. An original and provocative guide, Endquote: Sots-Art Literature and Soviet Grand Style examines the conceptual aspect of sots-art, sots-art poetry, and sots-art prose, and discusses where these still-vital intellectual currents may lead.
About the Author

Marina Balina is an Associate Professor of German and Russian and the chair of the Department of Modern and Classical Languages at Illinois Wesleyan University.

Nancy Condee is the Director of the Graduate Program for Cultural Studies and a n Associate Professor of Slavic at the University of Pittsburgh.

Evgeny Dobrenko is professor of Russian and Slavonic Studies at the University of Sheffield. He is the author of "Political Economy of Socialist Realism" and co-editor with Katerina Clark of "Soviet Culture and Power," both published by Yale University Press. He lives in Sheffield, UK.