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Folklore for Stalin: Russian Folklore and Pseudo-Folklore of the Stalin Era Frank J. Miller

Folklore for Stalin: Russian Folklore and Pseudo-Folklore of the Stalin Era

Frank J. Miller

Published October 31st 1991
ISBN : 9780873326681
Hardcover
192 pages
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After the First Congress of Soviet Writers in 1934, folklore, like literature, became an instrument of the political propagandist. Folklorists devoted considerable efforts to attending to what purported to be a rebirth of the Russian epic tradition,MoreAfter the First Congress of Soviet Writers in 1934, folklore, like literature, became an instrument of the political propagandist. Folklorists devoted considerable efforts to attending to what purported to be a rebirth of the Russian epic tradition, producing works of pseudofolklore that as often as not featured Joseph Stalin in the heros role. Millers account of this curious episode in the history of popular culture and totalitarian politics, and his synopses and translations of classic examples of folklore for Stalin, seek to serve as a resource not only for the study of contemporary folklore but also for the political scientist.