Moscow, the Fourth Rome: Stalinism, Cosmopolitanism and the Evolution of Soviet Culture, 1931-1941

Publisher: 
Harvard University Press
Publication Year: 
2011
Summary: 

Moscow, the Fourth Rome breaches the intellectual iron curtain that has circumscribed cultural histories of Stalinist Russia, by broadening the framework to include considerable interaction with Western intellectuals and trends.  In so doing it provides a new polemical and political context for understanding canonical works of writers such as Brecht, Benjamin, Lukacs, and Bakhtin.  

Awards: 
Historia Nova Prize; Vucinich Prize honorable mention; Heldt Prize honorable mention