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Poetics Today (1 March 2016) 37 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2016
... distinctive features of all these miscarriages of justice were the public confessions of the accused to the most heinous felonies against the party and the Socialist regime with which they were charged. What was the reason for this? My article scrutinizes, from the generic perspective, the proceedings of the...
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Poetics Today (1 March 2009) 30 (1): 89–106.
Published: 01 March 2009
... of December 1970. It was a memo addressed to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union reporting on the status of samizdat in the country and suggesting some practical steps that would diminish the spread and impact of uncontrolled publications in the USSR. The second document...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2011) 32 (2): 215–234.
Published: 01 June 2011
.... The literary critic, like the detective, interprets clues, establishes causal connections, and identifies a guilty party: namely, the literary work accused of whitewashing or concealing social oppression. Deconstructionist critics like Shoshana Felman seek to expose the dangers of such a suspicious...
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Poetics Today (1 March 2011) 32 (1): 129–169.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Els Andringa After the National Socialist party came to power in Germany in 1933 and in Austria in 1938, many writers and intellectuals fled these countries. As a result, a dense network of correspondences was established among exiles from many different countries in and out of Europe. This article...
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Poetics Today (1 December 2000) 21 (4): 653–679.
Published: 01 December 2000
...Peter Steiner This article deals with the proceedings against the general secretary of the Czechoslovak Communist Party, Rudolf Slánský, and thirteen other high officials. The most striking feature of confessional trials such as his is the lack of any manifest culpability for gross miscarriages...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2005) 26 (2): 209–255.
Published: 01 June 2005
... question the very human capacity to understand whatever lies beyond one's own horizon of experience. Over the years, either party to the dialogue has turned out, or become, unequal to its demanding role. Pagis's alternative strategy of communication—fictional, poetic,implicit—is the focus of the argument...
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Poetics Today (1 March 2009) 30 (1): 107–132.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Joseph Benatov Shortly after Nikita Khrushchev delivered his 1956 “secret speech” at the Twentieth Congress of the Soviet Communist Party, the text of the report reached the United States by way of Poland and was published in the New York Times . The first secretary's denunciation of Stalinism thus...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2006) 27 (2): 425–429.
Published: 01 June 2006
... © 2006 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 426 Poetics Today 27:2 And so, when we take in hand an eyewitness’’ account of a Holocaust victim, we place it mentally, automatically, in a familiar context: we read it as a statement from an injured party. There is a victim and a victimizer...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2016) 37 (2): 295–308.
Published: 01 June 2016
... detain us. What is immediately symptomatic of the impasse in Leninism is (1) the belief that a party might conduct revolutionary work in the cause of its own obsolescence, (2) the notion that a revolutionary state is a necessary transition to “full” communism, and (3) the idea that a revolutionary...
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Poetics Today (1 December 2002) 23 (4): 657–684.
Published: 01 December 2002
... an attempt to capture the sense that talk may be fragmen- tary, faltering, and made up of parties who may have radically different views not only of what they are discussing but also of the very form in which ideas and views are to be exchanged. In this regard, I draw upon the way in which the term...
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Poetics Today (1 March 2009) 30 (1): 133–151.
Published: 01 March 2009
...” baptized the interdisciplinary discussion group “Synthesis”—a name alluding to the fact that it was a fusion of the various disciplines that the last party directives called for. While it would be an overstatement to claim that samizdat, the Seminar, or Synthesis brought down the totalitarian...
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Poetics Today (1 December 2001) 22 (4): 765–793.
Published: 01 December 2001
...: Johns Hopkins University Press). Bobbio, Norberto 1996 Left and Right: The Significance of a Political Distinction , translated by Allan Cameron (Chicago: University of Chicago Press). Brewer, John 1976 Party Ideology and Popular Politics at the Accession of George III (Cambridge:Cambridge...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2012) 33 (2): 241–244.
Published: 01 June 2012
... two major existing approaches to the explanation of what makes a book great. The “beauty party” focuses on inherent aesthetic qualities, whereas the “power party” emphasizes the operation of extratextual institutional forces. But he suggests a third approach foregrounding the gamut of cultural...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2012) 33 (2): 244–247.
Published: 01 June 2012
... approaches to the explanation of what makes a book great. The “beauty party” focuses on inherent aesthetic qualities, whereas the “power party” emphasizes the operation of extratextual institutional forces. But he suggests a third approach foregrounding the gamut of cultural dialogues that a literary...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2012) 33 (2): 247–249.
Published: 01 June 2012
... approaches to the explanation of what makes a book great. The “beauty party” focuses on inherent aesthetic qualities, whereas the “power party” emphasizes the operation of extratextual institutional forces. But he suggests a third approach foregrounding the gamut of cultural dialogues that a literary...
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Poetics Today (1 December 2008) 29 (4): 613–628.
Published: 01 December 2008
... information monopoly enjoyed by the state in a one-party political system. It has been an embarrassment, however, not just to the censor, but also to the critic wishing to pin down its categorical distinction: its “samizdatedness,” to recycle Roman Jakobson’s venerable concept. The formal properties...
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Poetics Today (1 March 2006) 27 (1): 237–244.
Published: 01 March 2006
... Academy building; it turns out now that it had been a palace, but it was buried in layers of stuff. The congress was going on that would turn later into the October Revolution. A Jewish orator said, ‘What can we do now, when any action will end up in dirt and blood? Is there a party who can take action...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2001) 22 (2): 435–452.
Published: 01 June 2001
... Party, and the establishment of apartheid from until probably the sixties, Afrikaner identities were tightly bound up with patriarchal, authoritarian institutions of family, the Dutch Reformed Church, the National Party, and state education as well as military, indus- trial, and infrastructural...
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Poetics Today (1 December 2008) 29 (4): 735–758.
Published: 01 December 2008
... own earlier agenda: it was largely “for the desk-drawer” that he had been writing between 1954, the date of his first Kolyma tales, and 1961, the year of the Twenty-second Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, during which the de-Stalinization initiated by Khru- shchev’s...
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Poetics Today (1 June 2016) 37 (2): 269–294.
Published: 01 June 2016
... vanguard party, for example, which emerged out of necessity in circum- stances of minimal political freedom (see Lih 2008), would appear to be as inadequate for present circumstances as it in fact proved to be when the revolutionary movement became the revolutionary government. On a theo- retical level...