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‘In onore della Resistenza’: Mario Zafred and Symphonic Neorealism

Ben Earle

in Red Strains: Music and Communism Outside the Communist Bloc

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265390
eISBN:
9780191760440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265390.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The post-1945 neo-realist movement in Italian cinema is one of the twentieth century's most enduring cultural legacies. In his Fourth Symphony, ‘In onore della Resistenza’ (1950), Mario Zafred ... More


Picturing Privacy: Photography and Domesticity

Paul Betts

in Within Walls: Private Life in the German Democratic Republic

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199208845
eISBN:
9780191594755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208845.003.0008
Subject:
History, Social History, Economic History

This chapter moves the discussion in a new direction, exploring how private life was presented in the visual arts and in particular photography. Whereas private life played little role in East German ... More


Seeking the Formula, 1938–1939

Simon Morrison

in The People's Artist: Prokofiev's Soviet Years

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195181678
eISBN:
9780199870806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181678.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter chronicles Prokofiev's activities from the spring of 1938 to the winter of 1939, a period that witnessed the loss of his ability to travel abroad, the arrest (at the height of the ... More


Black, White, and Red: Communism and Anti-Colonialism in Alan Bush’s The Sugar Reapers

Joanna Bullivant

in Red Strains: Music and Communism Outside the Communist Bloc

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265390
eISBN:
9780191760440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265390.003.0014
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The opera The Sugar Reapers (1962–5), by Alan Bush (1900–95), is doubly outside the communist bloc: the work of an English communist, set in the remote South American colony of British Guiana. Yet ... More


Towards Political and Musical Renewal: The Other Idea of Communism

Giacomo Manzoni

in Red Strains: Music and Communism Outside the Communist Bloc

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265390
eISBN:
9780191760440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265390.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Giacomo Manzoni is one of Italy's most renowned composers and also a sought-after composition teacher. From 1958 to 1967 he was the music critic of the daily newspaper of the Italian Communist Party ... More


Chinese Cinema in a World of Flows: The New Wave in the People’s Republic of China

James Tweedie

in The Age of New Waves: Art Cinema and the Staging of Globalization

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199858286
eISBN:
9780199367665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858286.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The “flow” has been one of the key metaphors used to describe the increasingly rapid movement of goods, people, ideas, and images in the age of globalization. This chapter focuses on Chinese cinema ... More


Gorky’s Gulag

Michael David-Fox

in Showcasing the Great Experiment: Cultural Diplomacy and Western Visitors to the Soviet Union, 1921–1941

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199794577
eISBN:
9780199932245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794577.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter establishes how the writer Maxim Gorky's return to the Soviet Union from European exile in 1928 to become a chief architect of Stalinist culture was a watershed in the history of the ... More


Sound and Socialist Identity: Negotiating the Musical Soundscape in the Stalinist GDR

David Tompkins

in Germany in the Loud Twentieth Century: An Introduction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199759392
eISBN:
9780199918911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759392.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter provides a fresh perspective on the musical world of Stalinist East Germany, and argues that the vibrant soundscape was marked by the hopes and desires of both composers and the audience ... More


High Stalinism: Retreat, Simulacrum, Terror

Sergei Prozorov

in The Biopolitics of Stalinism: Ideology and Life in Soviet Socialism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781474410526
eISBN:
9781474418744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474410526.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Chapter 4 addresses the aftermath of the Great Break known as the period of High Stalinism. This period was marked by the tempering of the apocalyptic pace of the Great Break, which we analyse in ... More


Soviet Literature and Theory

in From Kabbalah to Class Struggle: Expressionism, Marxism, and Yiddish Literature in the Life and Work of Meir Wiener

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770071
eISBN:
9780804777254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770071.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Meir Wiener applied Marxism primarily as an analytical method in his historical studies of Yiddish literature and as an ideological worldview in his Soviet literary criticism. He sought to construct ... More


City Plans

Paul Stangl

in Risen from Ruins: The Cultural Politics of Rebuilding East Berlin

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781503603202
eISBN:
9781503605503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503603202.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Between 1945 and 1949 a series of modernist plans were developed for Berlin. In this time of political turmoil, planners and politicians projected a broad range of meanings onto the plans. After the ... More


Prose and drama: Negotiations with history

Andrew Kahn, Mark Lipovetsky, Irina Reyfman, and Stephanie Sandler

in A History of Russian Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780199663941
eISBN:
9780191770463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199663941.003.0036
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

A central theme of narrative prose and dramatic theater remained the conflict between an individual and society, increasingly specified as the clash of a man or woman with ongoing historical ... More


Soviet Culture

Sarah Davies and James Harris

in Stalin's World: Dictating the Soviet Order

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300182811
eISBN:
9780300184723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300182811.003.0006
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

The chapter considers how Stalin talked and wrote about the controversial subject of the role of artists and the arts in the USSR. It examines his efforts to justify a broad “Soviet” rather than a ... More


Freedom, Individualism, Modernism

Greg Barnhisel

in Cold War Modernists: Art, Literature, and American Cultural Diplomacy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162302
eISBN:
9780231538626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162302.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter traces the evolution of modernism's public image—how the American public understood it from the early twentieth century until World War II—with the aim of showing that as late as the ... More


Writers: The Older Generation

Ellen Wiles

in Saffron Shadows and Salvaged Scripts: Literary Life in Myanmar Under Censorship and in Transition

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231173285
eISBN:
9780231539296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173285.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter explores the lives and literary work of the older generation of contemporary writers in Myanmar through three writers: U Win Tin, journalist, politician, co-founder of the NLD with Aung ... More


The Flaming Sunflower: The Soviet Union and Sean O’casey’s Post-Realism

Susan Cannon Harris

in Irish Drama and the Other Revolutions: Playwrights, Sexual Politics, and the International Left, 1892-1964

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474424462
eISBN:
9781474434546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424462.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Sean O’Casey came to see the Soviet Union as a market for the kind of ideologically-committed and antirealist drama that neither the Abbey Theatre’s directors nor London’s commercial producers ... More


Modernism and the Isolation of Nazi Culture

Pamela M. Potter

in Art of Suppression: Confronting the Nazi Past in Histories of the Visual and Performing Arts

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520282346
eISBN:
9780520957961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282346.003.0005
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

Opening with a survey of the challenges to understanding the term modernism and the particular complications of German culture’s negotiation with modernization, this chapter goes on to identify how ... More


From “Public” to “Private”: Chinese Documentary and the Logic of Xianchang

Luke Robinson

in The New Chinese Documentary Film Movement: For the Public Record

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028528
eISBN:
9789882207202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028528.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the often-noted turn to “private” filmmaking with the arrival of the DV camera. Through analysis of key works, the ... More


Introduction

Tatiana Gabroussenko

in Soldiers on the Cultural Front: Developments in the Early History of North Korean Literature and Literary Policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833961
eISBN:
9780824870003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833961.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book examines developments in the early history of North Korean literature and literary policy, focusing on the period 1945–1960. Beginning as the “Soviet era,” this revolutionary epoch ... More


Comics During the Soviet Era

José Alaniz

in Komiks: Comic Art in Russia

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604733662
eISBN:
9781604733679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604733662.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter examines the history of Russian comics or komiks under the Soviet regime, breaking it down into three main phases: the Revolutionary Era (1917–1934), Socialist Realism (1934 to ... More


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