New publication on socialist realism
Socialist Realism in Central and Eastern European Literatures under Stalin: Institutions, Dynamics, Discourses (Anthem Press, 2018) shows that the introduction of the Soviet cultural model was not quite the smooth endeavour that it was made to look in retrospect, but rather a continuing work-in-progress, often born out of a give-and-take with local authorities, intellectuals, and interest groups.
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