By Katerina Clark
"In its yes snatch of a tremendous topic and in its speculative boldness, Professor Clark's research represents an enormous step forward. It sends one again to the unique texts with a complete host of recent questions.... And it additionally is helping us to appreciate where of the 'official' author in that bizarre mix of ideology, collective strain, and concept that's the Soviet literary process." —Times Literary Supplement"The Soviet Novel has had a major influence at the means Stalinist tradition is studied in a variety of disciplines (literature scholarship, historical past, cultural experiences, even anthropology and political science)." —Slavic Review"Those readers who've come to gain that heritage is a department of mythology will locate Clark's ebook a stimulating and lucrative account of Soviet mythopoesis." —American ancient ReviewA dynamic account of the socialist realist novel's evolution as noticeable within the context of Soviet tradition. a brand new Afterword brings the heritage of Socialist Realism to its finish on the shut of the 20 th century.