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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (1): 149–171.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Ulla Savolainen Abstract This article attends to literary testimonies of the Gulag and Soviet terror by an Ingrian Finnish man called Aatami Kuortti from the perspective of cultural memory. By analyzing two testimonies by Kuortti published in Finland in 1934 and 1964, the article focuses on “memory...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (1): 146–147.
Published: 01 March 2003
... Leona Toker, Return from the Archipelago: Narratives of Gulag Survivors. Blooming- ton: Indiana University Press, xv + pp. Leona Toker’s Return from the Archipelago: Narratives of Gulag Survivors is a landmark in the study...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (4): 735–758.
Published: 01 December 2008
... of the accuracy, structure, and accessibility of his work. Lack of such control was, in a sense, an extension of the Gulag prisoners' inability, despite their best-laid plans, to rule their own fate—a theme explored in Shalamov's story “A Piece of Meat.” One of Shalamov's last acts in the struggle for the control...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (2): 281–303.
Published: 01 June 2005
... to Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and Anatolii Zhigulin, this essay shows how the address to the target audience and the circumvention of the hurdle audience can influence the shape of works of testimony. It then turns to the complex relationship between the target audience and the general reader in the Gulag stories...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (1): 143–144.
Published: 01 March 2003
... Leona Toker, Return from the Archipelago: Narratives of Gulag Survivors. Blooming- ton: Indiana University Press, xv + pp. Leona Toker’s Return from the Archipelago: Narratives of Gulag Survivors is a landmark in the study...
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Poetics Today (2003) 24 (1): 145–146.
Published: 01 March 2003
... Leona Toker, Return from the Archipelago: Narratives of Gulag Survivors. Blooming- ton: Indiana University Press, xv + pp. Leona Toker’s Return from the Archipelago: Narratives of Gulag Survivors is a landmark in the study...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (2): 349.
Published: 01 June 2005
...: Narratives of Gulag Sur- vivors (2000) as well as articles on English, American, and Russian writers. She is the editor of Commitment in Reflection: Essays in Literature and Moral Philosophy (1994) and a coeditor of Rereading Texts/Rethinking Critical Presuppositions: Essays in Honour of H. M. Daleski...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (4): 759–760.
Published: 01 December 2008
...: Narratives of Gulag Survivors (2000), Towards the Ethics of Form in Fiction: Narratives of Cul- tural Remission (forthcoming), and articles on English, American, and Russian novel- ists as well as on documentary prose. She is the editor of Commitment in Reflection: Essays in Literature and Moral...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (2): 171–173.
Published: 01 June 2005
... of this diversity in unity deserve special emphasis. One con- cernsthevarietyof‘‘contextshistoricalperiods,nationalaffiliations For example, whereas the Holocaust usually figures as generic paradigm, the images of testimony studied here range from the Civil War in America to the Gulag to the Holocaust to the Dirty...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (1): 107–132.
Published: 01 March 2009
... Avgust chetyrnadtsatogo (August 1914) (Paris: YMCA Press). 1973 Arkhipelag Gulag (The Gulag Archipelago) (Paris: YMCA Press). Stafford, Peter 1967 Sexual Behavior in the Communist World: An Eyewitness Report of Life, Love, and the Human Condition behind the Iron Curtain (New York: Julian...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 March 2009
...: Princeton University Press). Kissel, Wolfgang S. 2000 “Samizdat als kulturelles Gedächtnis. Terror und GULag in der russischen Erinnerungsliteratur der sechziger Jahre” (“Samizdat as Cultural Memory: Terror and GULag in Russian Memoirs Written in the 1960s”) , in Eichwede 2000b: 94 -104...
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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (2): 241–244.
Published: 01 June 2012
... with a comparison of Franz Kafka’s “The Hun- ger Artist” and one of Varlam Shalamov’s documentary Gulag stories, “The Artist of the Spade” (whose English translation is attached to the chapter). Toker regards Shalamov’s story as separated from the modern- ist texts she dealt with previously...
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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (2): 244–247.
Published: 01 June 2012
.... New Books at a Glance 249 The book concludes with a comparison of Franz Kafka’s “The Hun- ger Artist” and one of Varlam Shalamov’s documentary Gulag stories, “The Artist of the Spade” (whose English translation is attached to the chapter). Toker regards Shalamov’s story as separated...
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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (2): 247–249.
Published: 01 June 2012
.... New Books at a Glance 249 The book concludes with a comparison of Franz Kafka’s “The Hun- ger Artist” and one of Varlam Shalamov’s documentary Gulag stories, “The Artist of the Spade” (whose English translation is attached to the chapter). Toker regards Shalamov’s story as separated...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (1): 35–66.
Published: 01 March 2006
... Sher (Elmwood Park, IL: Dalkey Archive). Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr 2002 [1973] The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956: An Experiment in Literary Investigation (New York: Perennial Classics). Steiner, Peter 2000 “Justice in Prague, Political and Poetic: Some Reflections on the Slansky Trial...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (2): 249–260.
Published: 01 June 2006
... and Sarah Timperman of the Fondation Auschwitz (Brussels). Philip Gourevitch, who had accepted to talk about interviewing witnesses of the Rwandan genocide, could not attend at the last moment; I should also mention Leona Toker, who compared Holocaust literature with that of the Gulag; Peter Balakian...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (1): 89–106.
Published: 01 March 2009
... factor hinted at in the KGB memo but not named was the almost regular interaction of samizdat, the broadcasting of Western radios, and tamizdat. The half-joking name tamizdat (literally “printed there”) covered all publications and reprintings made outside the USSR. Such texts as The Gulag...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (4): 613–628.
Published: 01 December 2008
... to official literature, the mouthpiece of governmental propaganda. Varlam Shalamov’s stellar reputation arose from The Kolyma Tales—a collection of chilling stories from the Gulag— circulating in his homeland as samizdat and eventually published abroad in translation as well as in Russian...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (4): 629–667.
Published: 01 December 2008
..., represented both truth and artistic genius. His Gulag Archipelago exposed the enormous scope of the Soviet labor camps. This archipelago comprised a system of scattered camps. Solzhenitsyn’s work also constituted a string of islands of testimony and facts floating on the sea...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (2): 269–294.
Published: 01 June 2016
..., the deliberate foreclosure of political possibility that Zˇ izˇek renders in shorthand as “this will end in the Gulag.” In his discussion of what he problematically terms the “utopian impulse,” Jameson (2005: 2), by way of Wayne Hudson’s analysis, identifies in Bloch the conjoining of “wish pictures...