Destabilizing the Borders Between the Body and Ideology

Roll, Serafima
January 1998
Contextualizing Transition: Interviews with Contemporary Russian;1998, p127
Book Chapter
This chapter of the book Contextualizing Transition: Interviews with Contemporary Russian Writers & Critics presents an interview with author Igor Iarkevich about Russian literature in the 1990s. According to Iarkevich, Socialist Realism never existed. What happened during the Soviet era was the fitting conclusion of Russian literary history. Meanwhile, he believes that spirituality is a pathos in one's apprehension of the world. Russian literature, he points out, can only free itself from this spirituality through an integration into the Western European and North American cultural models.


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