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By Samantha Sherry

Regardless of annoying and sometimes adverse family among the USSR and the West, Soviet readers have been voracious shoppers of international tradition and literature because the West used to be either a version for emulation and a possible possibility. Discourses of rules and Resistance explores this ambivalent and contradictory perspective to the West and employs extensive research of archive fabric to supply a complete examine of the censorship of translated literature within the Soviet Union.

Detailed case reviews from of an important Soviet literary journals, research how editors and the professionals mediated and manipulated clone of the West, tracing debates and interventions within the booklet technique. Drawing upon fabric from Soviet records, it indicates how editors and translators attempted to barter among their very own beliefs and the calls for of Soviet ideology, combining censorship and resistance in a fancy interaction of practices.

As a part of a brand new and becoming physique of labor on translation as a cultural phenomenon, this ebook will make crucial analyzing for college students and students operating in Translation reviews in addition to cultural historians of Russia and the Soviet Union.

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Continued shortages and practical problems in, for example, recruiting institutional personnel with foreign language skills meant that there was a ‘lack of a clear, centralised programme for the handling of foreign literature’,33 thus inadvertently turning translation into a space where creative agents could work with relatively little interference from the state. In addition, Glavlit had not yet produced proper guidelines for the censorship of foreign material. 34 The relative – and surprising – freedom that translation experienced even while socialist realism was established as the official literary method is a manifestation of what Katerina Clark has described as the cosmopolitanism that marked intelligentsia culture of the early Stalin period.

16.  4. 17.  117. 18. Lazzarin, ‘N. S.  166.  192. See also the discussion of the Kashkin school, which produced a number of collective translations, in this chapter. 20.  258. 21.  168. 22. See Mikheev, ‘Mezhdu dvumia “ottepeliami”’. As such, the journal, like its successors, focused mainly on the translation of new publications, especially of those writers who were openly sympathetic to the USSR; there was less emphasis on the publication of ‘classics’ in this journal and its later equivalents than in book publishing.

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