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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (2): 351–352.
Published: 01 April 2017
... their deeds away. deeds their TheSoviet Union file (1917  and classify, record, obsessively others evidence; and books burn regimes nical sometyran preface, their in us volumeremind riveting ofthis editors the As (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2014), 707pp. The Soviet...
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Common Knowledge (2003) 9 (2): 352.
Published: 01 April 2003
... Yiddish Theater: Jewish Culture on the Soviet Stage (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2000), 432 pp. Soviets used to love watching the foreign news. Obedient to government dictate, the correspondents pointed out capitalist racism...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (1): 165.
Published: 01 January 2008
...Henry Kamen Stanley G. Payne, The Spanish Civil War, the Soviet Union, and Communism (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2004), 400 pp. © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 LITTLE REVIEWS Gabriel Piterberg...
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Common Knowledge (2003) 9 (2): 347–348.
Published: 01 April 2003
... Yiddish Theater: Jewish Culture on the Soviet Stage (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2000), 432 pp. Soviets used to love watching the foreign news. Obedient to government dictate, the correspondents pointed out capitalist racism...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (3): 433.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Mikhail Epstein Gilburd Eleonory , To See Paris and Die: The Soviet Lives of Western Culture ( Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press , 2018 ), 480 pp. Copyright © 2020 Duke University Press 2020 Li tt le R ev ie w s 4 3 3Eleonory Gilburd, To See Paris and Die: The Soviet...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (1): 135–136.
Published: 01 January 2016
...Gary Saul Morson von Bremzen Anya , Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking: A Memoir of Food and Longing . ( New York : Broadway Books , 2014 ), 368 pp. © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (2): 242–244.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Carol Any carol.any@trincoll.edu Josephine von Zitzewitz , The Culture of Samizdat: Literature and Underground Networks in the Late Soviet Union ( London : Bloomsbury Academic , 2021 ), 248 pp. Copyright © 2023 by Duke University Press 2023 Samizdat, the underground...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (3): 514.
Published: 01 August 2009
...William M. Chace e. e. cummings, EIMI: A Journey through Soviet Russia , ed. George J. Firmage (New York: Liveright, 2007), 384 pp. Duke University Press 2009 Little Reviews Loren Samons II, What’s Wrong with Democracy...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (2): 302–303.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Kevin M. F. Platt kmfplatt@sas.upenn.edu Igor Golomstock , A Ransomed Dissident: A Life in Art under the Soviets ( London : I. B. Tauris , 2019 ), 266 pp. Copyright © 2022 by Duke University Press 2022 The persecuted Soviet author and, eventually, Parisian émigré...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 321–331.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Bernard Williams; Jeffrey M. Perl Writing in the wake of the breakup of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia, the moral philosopher Bernard Williams considers the opposing claims of Rawlsian liberalism, with its emphasis on pluralism and procedural fairness, and communitarianism, which instead promotes...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (2): 305–326.
Published: 01 April 2015
...Kevin M. F. Platt Latvia presents a unique and counterintuitive case in the history of postsocialist ethnic relations. Despite the USSR's having annexed Latvia by fiat and armed force in the 1940s—and despite the population transfers of so many Russians and other Soviet peoples to the region...
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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (3): 498–542.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Yuri Tynianov Yuri Tynianov’s seminal 1924 review of contemporary poetry discusses the work of many bright lights of the early Soviet avant-garde, as well as the prerevolutionary modernist poets who were still a presence in literature of the 1920s: his subjects include Anna Akhmatova, Sergei Esenin...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 378–383.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Václav Havel; Adam Michnik; Translated by Clare Cavanagh; Jeffrey M. Perl This guest column amounts to a conversation between two of the most crucial Soviet bloc dissidents about developments since the 1989 overthrow of communismin their part of the world. They agree that a “creeping coup d’état...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (2): 284–300.
Published: 01 May 2016
.... Like disenchantment, this-worldly evil, centralized in a single figure such as Mordor, is a twentieth-century idea, an emanation of totalitarianism: the transformation of Elves into orcs is a horror that only our knowledge of the Nazi death camps and the Soviet gulag has equipped us to imagine...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (3): 319–323.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Václav Havel; Adam Michnik This guest column amounts to a conversation between two of the crucial figures in the world of Soviet bloc dissidents about developments in their part of the world since the overthrow of communism there in 1989. They agree that a “creeping coup d'état” is underway...
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Common Knowledge (2004) 10 (1): 130–150.
Published: 01 January 2004
.... The process has been driven by the comprehensible urge of (former) Soviets to align themselves with the new by means of a public repudiation of the old—that is, of the repressions, terrors, man-made famines, and other horrors of the sev- enty years of Soviet rule. Symmetrically, this wave of reevaluation...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (3): 452–453.
Published: 01 September 2022
... By coincidence, it seems, the critical vocabulary and concerns that came to be known as postcolonial theory and methodology rose to be a dominant school of inquiry in the Anglo-American academy in the same years that the Soviet Union collapsed (notwithstanding that key theoretical texts by Frantz Fanon...
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Common Knowledge (2021) 27 (3): 490–491.
Published: 01 August 2021
... their sights on regaining sovereignty, aiming neither to antagonize the Soviets nor to capitulate to them. The Danes mounted a charm offensive: the Soviet commander on Bornholm was treated to gracious hospitality by the royal couple in Copenhagen. At the other end of Europe, and in a very different political...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (3): 374–379.
Published: 01 August 2008
... In 1934 Ludwig Wittgenstein conceived the unconventional desire to leave his job as lecturer in philosophy at Cambridge University to go settle in the Soviet Union in the capacity of a manual laborer. His younger intimate Francis Skin- ner agreed to accompany him...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (1): 130–133.
Published: 01 January 2023
... by unfamiliar poets, replete with their reckless and terrifying biographies. (Consider only one example: Vladimir Kemetsky, pro-Soviet son of a white émigré family, voluntarily returns to the USSR, is arrested within the year, sent to Solovki, then shuttled between prisons before being shot in 1938. His poems...