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We won’t get fooled again: The Porcupine

Peter Childs

in Julian Barnes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719081064
eISBN:
9781781700020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081064.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The Porcupine (1992) is a spotlight on a post-Soviet satellite country that Euro-American press coverage had little touched. It is the political fable of liberalism's lack of conviction before ... More


Moscow has a Plan!: Representations of the Soviet Union in Radical Children’s Literature

Kimberley Reynolds

in Left Out: The forgotten tradition of radical publishing for children in Britain 1910–1949

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198755593
eISBN:
9780191820540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755593.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter 2 looks at the way the Soviet experiment was presented in radical children’s books. It identifies the tendency for children’s books to idealize life in the USSR, while at the same time ... More


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