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Богданов К. А. М.: Новое литературное обозрение, 2009.

The book analyzes on the extensive factual material the discursive features of the Soviet culture of the 1920–1950s - the effectiveness of the “key concepts” of ideology in the communicative techniques of scientific persuasion and artistic expression. The main attention of the author is focused on thematic and genre preferences in the field of folklore and "folk art". The author gives his answers to the following questions: on what rhetorical, socio-psychological and institutional grounds in Soviet culture do socialist realism, epic (and quasi-epos), fairy tale (and “Soviet fabulousness”), the pathos of proletarian vigilance and popularity of lullabies, didactics of rationality and barely coexist.

Added: Mar 14, 2019
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Шенк Ф. Б. М.: Новое литературное обозрение, 2007.
Added: Mar 28, 2013
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Савицкий С. А. М.: Новое литературное обозрение, 2002.
The history of the Leningrad underground is one of the key themes of late socialism. Samizdat, ‘black humour’, religious syncretism, dissidence, apolitical bohemianism, the pathos of freedom of individuality and the mechanics of literature are closely interlinked with the cultural mythology of this passed epoch. Describing conceptions that, when taken together, form the contemporary understanding of unofficial culture, the author creates a historical portrait of this environment. Amongst the central figures here, there are well-known writers (Bitov, Brodsky, Dovlatov, Khvostenko, Krivulin) and literary activists who still await recognition. The analysis of works, many of which were only distributed in typewritten publications in the 1960s-1980s, gives a preliminary definition of the key factors that united the authors of the unofficial community. The book begins with a critique of the identification of the Soviet underground with political dissidence or with a society living in autonomous independence with regard to the state. Describing the historical development of the various names for this environment (the underground, samizdat, unofficial culture, podpolie and others), the author follows the genesis of the community from its appearance, in the years of ‘the Thaw’, through to perestroika, when it dissolved. Taking the history of the publication of Bitov’s ‘The Pushkin House’ as an example, the concept of the unofficial is interpreted as a risky interaction with the authorities. Unofficial culture is then viewed as a late Soviet reflection of the Western underground in the 1950s-1960s. Unlike the radical-utopian-anarchistic source, it proclaimed a liberalist and democratic ideology in the context of the destruction of the socialist utopia. The historical portrait of the community is built up from the perceptions of its members regarding literature practice and rhetorical approaches, with the aid of which these perceptions are expressed. Taking typewritten publications as source material, four main representations are given: privacy, deviancy, criticism and irrationality. An understanding of literature as a private affair, neo-avant-garde deviancy in social and literary behaviour and the pathos of the critical relationship with officialdom and irrational message of literary work, comprise the basis for the worldview of unofficial authors, as well as the poetic system, genre preferences and dictums. An analysis of irrationality, based on the texts of Khvostenko and Bogdanov, leads to a review of the cultural mythologies that were crucial to the unofficial conception of the absurd. Absurd is an homonym. It contains ideas that are important for the worldview of unofficial authors and the poetics of their works. The irrationality of the Soviet order is reflected in the documentary nature of the satirical prose of Dovlatov. The existential absurd of Camus is perceived here as the pointlessness of social realities and the ontological alienation of man, while existentialist practices for consciousness in the ‘atmosphere of absurd’ remain bracketed off. The third homonym of absurd – the conception of reality as an illusion – is a clear demonstration of religious syncretism, where neo-Christian ideas are interweaved with a modernized version of Hinduism, as taken from Rolland’s books on Ramakrishna and Vivekananda. The unofficial community was influenced by the ideology of westernization. Even ‘the East’ arrived here via French retellings and accounts. As a whole, unofficial Leningrad culture can be understood as a neo-modernist phenomenon which, unlike the western neo-modernism of the 1940s and 1950s, arose in the years of the Thaw and ended its existence in the mid-1980s.
Added: Jan 21, 2017
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Edited by: И. Прохорова, А. Дмитриев, И. В. Кукулин и др. Вып. 76. М.: Новое литературное обозрение, 2009.
Added: Sep 11, 2012
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Сабуров Е. Ф. М.: Новое литературное обозрение, 2012.
Added: Jun 1, 2013
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Будницкий О. В. М.: Новое литературное обозрение, 2008.
Added: Sep 13, 2010
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Сабурова Т. А., Эклоф Б. М.: Новое литературное обозрение, 2016.
Added: Sep 8, 2016
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Шарф К. Новое литературное обозрение, 2015.
Added: Jul 11, 2015
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Гриффитс Д. М.: Новое литературное обозрение, 2013.
Added: Mar 6, 2014
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Дамье В. В. Т. 2: Международный анархо-синдикализм в условиях "Великого кризиса" и наступления фашизма: 1930 - 1939 годы. М.: Новое литературное обозрение, 2007.
Added: Jul 4, 2011
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Дамье В. В. Т. 1: От революционного синдикализма к анархо-синдикализму. 1918-1930. М.: Новое литературное обозрение, 2006.
Added: Jul 4, 2011
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Марасинова Е. Н. М.: Новое литературное обозрение, 2017.

The book reveals the legal concepts of Russian society during the reign of Catherine the Great. The author analyzes the complex interrelationship between autocratic tradition and European enlightenment. She makes clear the concepts of the notions of the Russian language of the second half of the 18th century. This method allows us to trace the development of the institutions of and citizenship and subjection in Russia. The study is based on a wide range of sources - legislation, journalism, diaries, correspondence, memoirs, petitions and fiction. Elena Marasinova is the author of books on the history of the consciousness of the Russian nobility and the political history of Russia in the 18th century.

Added: Feb 11, 2019
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Щеглов Ю. К. М.: Новое литературное обозрение, 2013.
Added: Nov 2, 2013
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М.: Новое литературное обозрение, 2018.
Added: Aug 29, 2018
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Богданов К. А. М.: Новое литературное обозрение, 2012.

The book by Konstantin Bogdanov is devoted to cultural and social psychological contexts, correlated with the idea of ​​damage to the text. What is common in blots, staining student's notebooks, rare manuscripts, musical scores, paintings and literary manuscripts? In the author’s statement, the “history of blots” takes place in retrospect of examples and events that reveal rules designed to structure social interaction with prescriptions of an ethical and aesthetic nature, the interrelation of ideology, emotions and cultural metaphysics.

Added: Mar 15, 2019