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Caviar and ashes : a Warsaw generation's life and death in Marxism, 1918-1968 / Marci Shore.

Author/Creator:
Shore, Marci.
Publication:
New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2006.
Format/Description:
Book
xxii, 457 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Subjects:
Communism -- Poland -- History -- 20th century.
Poland -- Intellectual life -- 1918-1945.
Poland -- Intellectual life -- 1945-1989.
Communism.
Intellectual life.
Poland.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
This history of the generation of Polish literati born at the end of the 19th century tells of the young avant-gardists of the early 1920's who become the radical Marxists of the late 1920's. It traces the journey through futurist manifestos, Nazi genocide and Stalinist terror from literary cafes to prison cells.
Contents:
Introduction: When God died
Once upon a time, in a café called Ziemianska
Love and revolution
A visit from Mayakovsky
A funeral for futurism
Entanglements, terror, and the fine art of confession
Autumn in Soviet Galicia
Into the abyss
Stalinism amidst Warsaw's ruins
Ice melting
The end of the affair
Conclusion: Does history go on?
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 379-446) and index.
National Jewish Book Awards - Eastern European Studies, Winner, 2006
ISBN:
0300110928
9780300110920
9780300143287
0300143281
OCLC:
60603109
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