Studies in Russia and East Europe

The Russian Reading Revolution

Print Culture in the Soviet and Post-Soviet Eras

Authors: Lovell, S.

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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.

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Stephen Lovell is Junior Research Fellow at St. John's College, Oxford.

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"Readers seeking to understand the current turbulence in post-Soviet culture will be well served by Lovell's comprehensive study of the Soviet reading public." - Choice

"...a valuable account of the evolution of print culture under Soviet rule." - Slavic Review


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Russian Reading Revolution
Book Subtitle
Print Culture in the Soviet and Post-Soviet Eras
Authors
Series Title
Studies in Russia and East Europe
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Stephen Lovell
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights are restricted. Dual edition
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-59645-0
DOI
10.1057/9780230596450
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-312-22601-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-77826-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-41788-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 215
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