Lenin lives! : the Lenin cult in Soviet Russia (Book, 1997) [WorldCat.org]
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Lenin lives! : the Lenin cult in Soviet Russia

Author: Nina Tumarkin
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Enl. edView all editions and formats

Exploring the Lenin cult's mystical, historical, and political aspects, Tumarkin demonstrates the galvanizing power of ritual in the establishment of the post-revolutionary regime. In a new Preface  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: Vladimir Ilʹich Lenin; Vladimir Il'ich Lenin; Vladimir Ilʹich Lenin; Vladimir Ilʹich Lenin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nina Tumarkin
ISBN: 0674524314 9780674524316
OCLC Number: 36111934
Notes: "First Harvard University Press paperback edition"--Title page verso.
Description: xvii, 337 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Russian Roots of the Lenin Cult --
2. Vladimir Ilich Ulianov-Lenin --
3. Lenin and the Bolshevik Myth, 1917-1922 --
4. Illness and Immortality --
5. The Nation Mourns --
6. The Body and the Shrine --
7. Lenin's Life After Death --
Epilogue: "Lenin Is Always with Us."
Responsibility: Nina Tumarkin.


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There were important reasons for embalming Lenin, and they are thoroughly and meticulously described in Nina Tumarkin's book. This is an exquisite work which might be variously labeled a study in the Read more...

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