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By Petre M. Petrov

ISBN-10: 1442648422

ISBN-13: 9781442648425

At the top of the Nineteen Twenties, the Modernist and avant-garde creative programmes of the early Soviet Union have been swept away via the increase of Stalinism and the dictates of Socialist Realism. Did this aesthetic transition additionally represent a conceptual holiday, or have been there unseen continuities among those activities? In Automatic for the Masses, Petre M. Petrov bargains a unique, theoretically trained account of that transition, tracing these connections via Modernist notions of supplier and authorship.

Reading the statements and manifestos of the Formalists, Constructivists, and different Soviet avant-garde artists, Petrov argues that Socialist Realism perpetuated in a brand new shape the Modernist “death of the author.” In studying this symbolic loss of life, he indicates how the professional tradition of the Thirties may be noticeable as a perverted recognition of modernism’s unrealizable venture. An insightful and tough interpretation of the period, Automatic for the Masses might be required analyzing for these attracted to knowing early Soviet culture.

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