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作者 Gilburd, Eleonory, author
書名 To see Paris and die : the Soviet lives of Western culture / Eleonory Gilburd
出版項 Cambridge, Massachusetts ; London, England : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2018
國際標準書號 9780674980716 (cloth)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 文哲所  748.285 G466    在架上    30580003449555
 人社中心  DK276 G55 2018    在架上    30560400648736
 人文社會聯圖  DK276 .G55 2018    在架上    30650020082893
說明 ix, 458 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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unmediated rdamedia
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附註 "The Soviet Union was a notoriously closed society until Stalin's death in 1953. Then, in the mid-1950s, a torrent of Western novels, films, and paintings invaded Soviet streets and homes, acquiring heightened emotional significance. To See Paris and Die is a history of this momentous opening to the West. At the heart of this story is a process of translation, in which Western figures took on Soviet roles: Pablo Picasso as a political rabble-rouser; Rockwell Kent as a quintessential American painter; Erich Maria Remarque and Ernest Hemingway as teachers of love and courage under fire; J. D. Salinger and Giuseppe De Santis as saviors from Soviet clichés. Imported novels challenged fundamental tenets of Soviet ethics, while modernist paintings tested deep-seated notions of culture. Western films were eroticized even before viewers took their seats. The drama of cultural exchange and translation encompassed discovery as well as loss. Eleonory Gilburd explores the pleasure, longing, humiliation, and anger that Soviet citizens felt as they found themselves in the midst of this cross-cultural encounter. The main protagonists of To See Paris and Die are small-town teachers daydreaming of faraway places, college students vicariously discovering a wider world, and factory engineers striving for self-improvement. They invested Western imports with political and personal significance, transforming foreign texts into intimate possessions. With the end of the Soviet Union, the Soviet West disappeared from the cultural map. Gilburd's history reveals how domesticated Western imports defined the last three decades of the Soviet Union, as well as its death and afterlife"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-444) and index
Soviet internationalism -- The Tower of Babel -- Books about us -- Cinema without an accent -- Barbarians in the temple of art -- Books and borders -- Epilogue: Exit
主題 Soviet Union -- Civilization -- Western influences
Soviet Union -- History -- 1953-1985
Western countries -- Foreign public opinion, Soviet
Public opinion -- Soviet Union
Soviets (People) -- Attitudes
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