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A Companion to Soviet Children's Literature and Film

Editor: Olga Voronina
Date: 2019
Language: English
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URL: https://brill.com/view/title/55109
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Abstract: A Companion to Soviet Children’s Literature and Filmoffers a comprehensive and innovative analysis of Soviet literary and cinematic production for children. Its contributors contextualize and reevaluate Soviet children’s books, films, and animation and explore their contemporary re-appropriation by the Russian government, cultural practitioners, and educators. 

Celebrating the centennial of Soviet children’s literature and film, the Companion reviews the rich and dramatic history of the canon. It also provides an insight into the close ties between Soviet children’s culture and Avant-Garde aesthetics, investigates early pedagogical experiments of the Soviet state, documents the importance of translation in children’s literature of the 1920-80s, and traces the evolution of heroic, fantastic, historical, and absurdist Soviet narratives for children.
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Series: Brill's Companions to the Slavic World
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Publisher: Brill
Publisher's URL: https://brill.com
Number of Pages: 508
ISBN: 978-90-04-41439-6
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