Russian Reading Revolution


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Of all of Soviet cultural myths, none was more resilient than the belief that the USSR had the world's greatest readers. This book explains how the 'Russian reading myth' took hold in the 1920s and 1930s, how it was supported by a monopolistic and homogenizing system of book production and distribution, and how it was challenged in the post-Stalin era; first, by the latent expansion and differentiation of the reading public, and then, more dramatically, by the economic and cultural changes of the 1990s.

Russian Reading Revolution 2000, Palgrave MacMillan, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780333778265

2000 edition


Russian Reading Revolution 2000, Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN-13: 9781349417889

2000 edition

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