нова книга: Mayhill C. Fowler, Beau Monde on Empire’s Edge: State and Stage in Soviet Ukraine

нова книга: Mayhill C. Fowler, Beau Monde on Empire’s Edge: State and Stage in Soviet Ukraine

Mayhill C. Fowler
Beau Monde on Empire’s Edge: State and Stage in Soviet Ukraine. University of Toronto press, 2017.
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About the book

In Beau Monde on Empire’s Edge, Mayhill C. Fowler tells the story of the rise and fall of a group of men who created culture both Soviet and Ukrainian. This collective biography showcases new aspects of the politics of cultural production in the Soviet Union by focusing on theater and on the multi-ethnic borderlands. Unlike their contemporaries in Moscow or Leningrad, these artists from the regions have been all but forgotten despite the quality of their art. Beau Monde restores the periphery to the center of Soviet culture. Sources in Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, and Yiddish highlight the important multi-ethnic context and the challenges inherent in constructing Ukrainian culture in a place of Ukrainians, Russians, Poles, and Jews. Beau Monde on Empire’s Edge traces the growing overlap between the arts and the state in the early Soviet years, and explains the intertwining of politics and culture in the region today.

About the Author

Mayhill C. Fowler is Assistant Professor of History, Director of Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies at Statson University, Florida. Before coming to Stetson University, Fowler held postdoctoral fellowships at Harvard University and the University of Toronto. Fowler is also a former professional actress and even performed once in Florida in 2003.

Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1: The Russian Imperial Southwest: Theater in the Age of Modernism and Pogroms

Chapter 2: The Literary Fair: Mikhail Bulgakov and Mykola Kulish

Chapter 3: Comedy Soviet and Ukrainian?: Il'f-Petrov and Ostap Vyshnia

Chapter 4: The Officical Artist: Solomon Mikhoels and Les' Kurbas

Chapter 5: The Arts Official: Andrii Khvylia, Vsevolod Balyts'kyi, and the Kremlin

Chapter 6: Soviet Beau Monde: The Gulag and Kremlin Cabaret

Notes

Selected Bibliography

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