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Literature and Revolution - Leon Trotsky

Literature and Revolution

By: Leon Trotsky, William Keach (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st May 2005
ISBN: 9781931859165
Number Of Pages: 350

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“Roll over Derrida: Literature and Revolution is back in print. Nothing in the postmodern canon comes close to the intellectual grandeur of Trotsky’s vision of art and literature in an age of revolution, or his extraordinary meditations on the popular ownership of culture.”—Mike Davis

“Re-reading Trotsky on literature 40 years later is a delight.”—Tariq Ali

Leon Trotsky penned this engaging book to elucidate the complex way in which art informs— and can alter—our understanding of the world. Features new reader-friendly explanatory notes.

Leon Trotsky was a leader of the Russian Revolution in 1917 and is the author of My Life.

William Keach is a professor of English at Brown University. He is editor of Coleridge’s Complete Poems.

Acknowledgementsp. 8
Introductionp. 9
Note on the Text and the Translationp. 24
Literature and Revolution
Introductionp. 29
Pre-Revolutionary Artp. 34
The Literary "Fellow Travelers" of the Revolutionp. 61
Alexander Blokp. 105
Futurismp. 112
The Formalist School of Poetry and Marxismp. 138
Proletarian Culture and Proletarian Artp. 154
Communist Policy Toward Artp. 177
Revolutionary and Socialist Artp. 187
Additional Resources
Trotsky, the Poets, and the Russian Revolutionp. 211
Poetry by
Andrey Biely
Nicolai Kliuev
Sergey Yessenin
Anna Akhmatova
Marina Tsvetaeva
Nicolai Gumilyo
Osip Mandelstam
Alexander Blok
Vladimir Mayakovsky
Velemir Khlebnikov
Demyan Biedny
Chronology of Leon Trotsky's Lifep. 278
Glossaryp. 283
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 322
Indexp. 324
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ISBN: 9781931859165
ISBN-10: 1931859167
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 350
Published: 1st May 2005
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.9 x 12.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Number: 1