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Caviar and Ashes : A Warsaw Generation's Life and Death in Marxism, 1918-1968 / Marci Shore.

Author/Creator:
Shore, Marci author., Author,
Publication:
New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, [2008]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (480 p.) : 17 b/w photos (au scans)
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Communism -- Poland -- History -- 20th century.
Communisme -- Histoire -- 20e siècle -- Pologne.
Language:
In English.
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Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
"In the elegant capital city of Warsaw, the editor Mieczyslaw Grydzewski would come with his two dachshunds to a café called Ziemianska." Thus begins the history of a generation of Polish literati born at the fin de siècle. They sat in Café Ziemianska and believed that the world moved on what they said there. Caviar and Ashes tells the story of the young avant-gardists of the early 1920s who became the radical Marxists of the late 1920s. They made the choice for Marxism before Stalinism, before socialist realism, before Marxism meant the imposition of Soviet communism in Poland. It ended tragically.Marci Shore begins with this generation's coming of age after the First World War and narrates a half-century-long journey through futurist manifestos and proletarian poetry, Stalinist terror and Nazi genocide, a journey from the literary cafés to the cells of prisons and the corridors of power. Using newly available archival materials from Poland and Russia, as well as from Ukraine and Israel, Shore explores what it meant to live Marxism as a European, an East European, and a Jewish intellectual in the twentieth century.
Contents:
Frontmatter
contents
Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations
Cast of Characters
Introduction when god died
chapter one Once upon a Time, in a Café Called Ziemiańska
chapter two Love and Revolution
chapter three A Visit from Mayakovsky
chapter four A Funeral for Futurism
chapter five Entanglements, Terror, and the Fine Art of Confession
chapter six Autumn in Soviet Galicia
chapter seven Into the Abyss
chapter eight Stalinism amidst Warsaw's Ruins
chapter nine Ice Melting
chapter ten The End of the A¤air
Epilogue
Conclusion does history go on?
NOTES
INDEX
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Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 24. Apr 2020)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780300128628
OCLC:
748528192
Publisher Number:
10.12987/9780300128628 doi
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Restricted for use by site license.