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Publication details for Prof Mikhail Epstein

Epstein, Mikhail (2000). Postmodernism, Communism, and Sots-Art. In Endquote: Sots-art Literature and Soviet Grand Style. Balina, Marina, Condee, Nancy & Dobrenko, Evgeny Northwestern University Press. 3-31.

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"Sots-art," the mock use of the Soviet ideological cliches of mass culture, originated in Soviet nonconformist art of the early 1970s. This text examines literary Sots-art on several levels. The book is divided into three parts, the first conceptual, the second on Sots-art poetry, and the third on Sots-art prose. "Endquote" provides informative guidance in understanding Russian culture.