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The Resource Devastation and laughter : satire, power, and culture in the early Soviet state, 1920s-1930s, Annie Gérin

Devastation and laughter : satire, power, and culture in the early Soviet state, 1920s-1930s, Annie Gérin

Label
Devastation and laughter : satire, power, and culture in the early Soviet state, 1920s-1930s
Title
Devastation and laughter
Title remainder
satire, power, and culture in the early Soviet state, 1920s-1930s
Statement of responsibility
Annie Gérin
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Devastation and Laughter, Annie Gérin explores the use of satire in the visual arts, the circus, theatre, and cinema under Lenin and Stalin. Gérin traces the rise and decline of the genre and argues that the use of satire in official Soviet art and propaganda was neither marginal nor un-theorized. The author sheds light on the theoretical texts written in the 1920s and 1930s by Anatoly Lunacharsky, the Soviet Commissar of Enlightenment, and the impact his writings had on satirists. While the Avant-Garde and Socialist Realism were necessarily forward-looking and utopian, satire afforded artists the means to examine critically past and present subjects, themes, and practice. Devastation and Laughter is the first work to bring Soviet theoretical writings on the use of satire to the attention of scholars outside of Russia. By introducing important bodies of work that have largely been overlooked in the fields of art history, film and theatre history, Annie Gérin provides a nuanced and alternative reading of early Soviet art."--
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1969-
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Gérin, Annie
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
NX556.A1
LC item number
G47 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Lunačarskij, Anatolij Vasilʹevič
  • Künste
  • Sovetskaja Associacija Meždunarodnogo Prava
  • Satire, Soviet
  • Arts, Soviet
  • Soviet Union
  • Laughter
  • Art and state
  • Satire in art
  • Art and state
  • Arts, Soviet
  • Intellectual life
  • Laughter
  • Satire in art
  • Satire, Soviet
  • Soviet Union
  • Satire
  • Karikatur
  • Sozialistischer Realismus
  • Druckmedien
  • Kunstpolitik
  • Geistesleben
Label
Devastation and laughter : satire, power, and culture in the early Soviet state, 1920s-1930s, Annie Gérin
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Anatoly Lunacharsky and the power of laughter -- Soviet satirical print culture : a serious affair -- Laughter in the ring, in the street, and on stage : the emergence of a satirical scene -- Laughter on the silver screen : from satire to optimistic comedy -- The strategies and targets of satire -- The rhetorics of satire and socialist realism
Control code
980732788
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 255 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781487502430
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99978963038
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
13908832
System control number
(OCoLC)980732788
Label
Devastation and laughter : satire, power, and culture in the early Soviet state, 1920s-1930s, Annie Gérin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Anatoly Lunacharsky and the power of laughter -- Soviet satirical print culture : a serious affair -- Laughter in the ring, in the street, and on stage : the emergence of a satirical scene -- Laughter on the silver screen : from satire to optimistic comedy -- The strategies and targets of satire -- The rhetorics of satire and socialist realism
Control code
980732788
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 255 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781487502430
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99978963038
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
13908832
System control number
(OCoLC)980732788

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