Inside the Soviet Writers' Union

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I.B.Tauris, 1990 - Censorship - 303 pages
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The USSR's Writer's Union, a form of cultural and political organization unknown in the West, has ruled every aspect of Russian writers' private and professional lives from the time of Stalin to the present day. This book shows how the union has operated over the last five decades.
 

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The Garrards sketch the history of censorship in Imperial Russia, the new Communist state's gradual crackdown on free expression after 1917, the formation of the union in 1934, and its role in ... Read full review

Contents

Organizing Utopia
15
Whip and Gingerbread
49
Party Guidance
77
Soviet Parnassus
107
Crimes and Punishments
137
Purity and Profit
167
The Threat of Glasnost
195
The Promise of Perestroika
221
APPENDIX Facts and Figures
241
Notes
249
A Bibliographical Essay
290
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