In Stalin's Time: Middleclass Values in Soviet Fiction

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CUP Archive, Oct 31, 1979 - Literary Criticism - 297 pages
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This volume is a great piece of scholarship, well-researched, thoughtfully conceived. Dunham historically contextualizes her arguments in a fascinating way. I only wish it had been written later--or ... Read full review


The Big Deal
The uses of literature
New protagonists
Twin roots of meshchanstvo
Comrade Chameleon
Defective party partners
Professionals make trouble
Professors talk back
Populist pressure 5
An explorer
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Vera Sandomirsky Dunham, 1913 - 2001 Vera Sandormirsky Dunham was born in 1913. She earned her secondary education in the Soviet Union and Germany, she studied German and Slavic Philology and literature in German, French and Belgian Universities. She attained her doctorate degree in 1935 in Slavic Philology from the University of Erlangen in germany and another degree from the University of Brussels. In 1940, she emigrated to the United States and was an analyst for the Office of Strategic Services in Washington from 1944 to 1945. She is perhaps best known for her translation and critiques of Russian poetry and prose. Dunham taught in the Slavic Department at Wayne State University in Detroit from 1945 to 1976. She was a member of the Slavic review and translated poems and prose into English from Russian poets. After retiring form Wayne State, she taught or several years at Queens College, Columbia and assorted other universities. Her most well known book was entitled "In Stalin's Time: Middle Class Values in Soviet Fiction". Vera Sandormirsky Dunham died on March 22, 2001 in Cambridge Massachusetts at the age of 88.

Jerry F. Hough is the James B. Duke Professor of Political Science at Duke University. He has taught at Duke since 1973. He has previously taught at the University of Toronto and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and he has served as a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. Hough received his PhD from Harvard University in 1961. His research has focused on the Soviet Union, the democratization of Russia and America, and nation building in the United States. He is the author of How the Soviet Union Is Governed; Soviet Leadership in Transition; The Struggle for the Third World; Soviet Debate and American Options; Democratization and Revolution in the USSR, 1985 1991; The Logic of Economic Reform in Russia; and Changing Party Coalitions: The Mystery of the Red State Blue State Alignment.

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