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The Resource Zhivago's children : the last Russian intelligentsia, Vladislav Zubok

Zhivago's children : the last Russian intelligentsia, Vladislav Zubok

Label
Zhivago's children : the last Russian intelligentsia
Title
Zhivago's children
Title remainder
the last Russian intelligentsia
Statement of responsibility
Vladislav Zubok
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is an in-depth history of the cultural and intellectual evolution of the intelligentsia in Russia from Stalin's death in 1953 to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zubok, V. M.
Dewey number
305.5/52094709045
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
DK276
LC item number
.Z83 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pasternak, Boris Leonidovich
  • Pasternak, Boris Leonidovich
  • Stalin, Joseph
  • Intellectuals
  • Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union
  • Social change
  • Socialism
  • Pasternak, Boris Leonidovich
  • Stalin, Joseph
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Intellectual life
  • Intellectuals
  • Social change
  • Socialism
  • Soviet Union
  • Intellektueller
  • Intellektuelle
  • Kultur
  • Intellektueller
  • Geistesleben
  • Kulturleben
  • Kulturpolitik
  • Reformbewegung
  • Dissident
  • Sowjetunuion
  • Sowjetunion
Summary expansion
Among the least-chronicled aspects of post-World War II European intellectual and cultural history is the story of the Russian intelligentsia after Stalin. Young Soviet veterans had returned from the heroic struggle to defeat Hitler only to confront the repression of Stalinist society. The world of the intelligentsia exerted an attraction for them, as it did for many recent university graduates. In its moral fervor and its rejection of authoritarianism, this new generation of intellectuals resembled the nineteenth-century Russian intelligentsia that had been crushed by revolutionary terror and Stalinist purges. The last representatives of the Russian intelligentsia, heartened by Khrushchev's denunciation of Stalinism in 1956, took their inspiration from the visionary aims of their nineteenth-century predecessors and from the revolutionary aspirations of 1917. In pursuing the dream of a civil, democratic socialist society, such idealists contributed to the political disintegration of the communist regime. Vladislav Zubok turns a compelling subject into a portrait as intimate as it is provocative. The highly educated elite-those who became artists, poets, writers, historians, scientists, and teachers-played a unique role in galvanizing their country to strive toward a greater freedom. Like their contemporaries in the United States, France, and Germany, members of the Russian intelligentsia had a profound effect during the 1960s, in sounding a call for reform, equality, and human rights that echoed beyond their time and place. Zhivago's children, the spiritual heirs of Boris Pasternak's noble doctor, were the last of their kind-an intellectual and artistic community committed to a civic, cultural, and moral mission
Label
Zhivago's children : the last Russian intelligentsia, Vladislav Zubok
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-436) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The fate of Zhivago's intelligentsia -- The "children" grow up, 1945-1955 -- Shock effects, 1956-1958 -- Rediscovery of the world, 1955-1961 -- Optimists on the move, 1957-1961 -- The intelligentsia reborn, 1959-1962 -- The vanguard disowned, 1962-1964 -- Searching for roots, 1961-1967 -- Between reform and dissent, 1965-1968 -- The long decline, 1968-1985 -- Epilogue: The end of the intelligentsia
Control code
648759736
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (453 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674054837
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvjfcjhn
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)648759736
Label
Zhivago's children : the last Russian intelligentsia, Vladislav Zubok
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-436) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The fate of Zhivago's intelligentsia -- The "children" grow up, 1945-1955 -- Shock effects, 1956-1958 -- Rediscovery of the world, 1955-1961 -- Optimists on the move, 1957-1961 -- The intelligentsia reborn, 1959-1962 -- The vanguard disowned, 1962-1964 -- Searching for roots, 1961-1967 -- Between reform and dissent, 1965-1968 -- The long decline, 1968-1985 -- Epilogue: The end of the intelligentsia
Control code
648759736
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (453 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674054837
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvjfcjhn
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)648759736

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