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To see Paris and die : the Soviet lives of Western culture

Author: Eleonory Gilburd
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2018 ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Soviet Union was a notoriously closed society until Stalin's death in 1953. Then, in the mid-1950s, a torrent of Western novels, films, and paintings invaded Soviet streets and homes, acquiring heightened emotional significance. To See Paris and Die is a history of this momentous opening to the West. At the heart of this story is a process of translation, in which Western figures took on Soviet roles: Pablo  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Gilburd, Eleonory.
To see Paris and die.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2018009238
(OCoLC)1020312495
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eleonory Gilburd
ISBN: 9780674989771 0674989775
OCLC Number: 1062395679
Awards: Short-listed for Pushkin House Russian Book Prize 2019 (United States)
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 458 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Soviet internationalism --
The Tower of Babel --
Books about us --
Cinema without an accent --
Barbarians in the temple of art --
Books and borders --
Epilogue: Exit
Responsibility: Eleonory Gilburd
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