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'SAMIZDAT' AND SOVIET SOCIETY: 1966-1976

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Date Issued:
1979
Summary:
Samizdat, meaning self-published, is the primary medium of the contemporary dissident movement. This anthology draws heavily on The Samizdat Bulletin, inaugurated in English in 1973 in San Mateo, California. The documents contained in it voice various forms of protest and expose the workings of the Soviet hierarchy in the period 1966-1976. Lesser known samizdat authors and issues are the focal point. The more publicized authors have, because of their greater prominence in the West, received less emphasis. Emphasis has been placed on articles in samizdat which correlate with later issues of The Bulletin in which developments are followed to their culmination. Samizdat covers a broad gamut of issues, from literary topics to religious issues, from labor camps to radio-jamming--all of which are discussed. Efforts have been made to concentrate on samizdat per se and to minimize the dissident movement in its other aspects. A short introduction explains the beginnings of samizdat. Problems of samizdat enumerated and the study closes with observations on the efficacy and future of samizdat.
Title: 'SAMIZDAT' AND SOVIET SOCIETY: 1966-1976.
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Name(s): THORNTON, CATHERINE D.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Portnoy, Samuel A., Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1979
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 129 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Samizdat, meaning self-published, is the primary medium of the contemporary dissident movement. This anthology draws heavily on The Samizdat Bulletin, inaugurated in English in 1973 in San Mateo, California. The documents contained in it voice various forms of protest and expose the workings of the Soviet hierarchy in the period 1966-1976. Lesser known samizdat authors and issues are the focal point. The more publicized authors have, because of their greater prominence in the West, received less emphasis. Emphasis has been placed on articles in samizdat which correlate with later issues of The Bulletin in which developments are followed to their culmination. Samizdat covers a broad gamut of issues, from literary topics to religious issues, from labor camps to radio-jamming--all of which are discussed. Efforts have been made to concentrate on samizdat per se and to minimize the dissident movement in its other aspects. A short introduction explains the beginnings of samizdat. Problems of samizdat enumerated and the study closes with observations on the efficacy and future of samizdat.
Identifier: 14004 (digitool), FADT14004 (IID), fau:10826 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1979.
Subject(s): Underground literature--Soviet Union
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