Generation Stalin

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Generation Stalin traces Joseph Stalin's rise as a dominant figure in French political culture from the 1930s through the 1950s. Andrew Sobanet brings to light the crucial role French writers played in building Stalin's cult of personality and in disseminating Stalinist propaganda in the international Communist sphere, including within the USSR. Based on a wide array of sources—literary, cinematic, historical, and archival—Generation Stalin situates in a broad cultural context the work of the most prominent intellectuals affiliated with the French Communist Party, including Goncourt winner Henri Barbusse, Nobel laureate Romain Rolland, renowned poet Paul Eluard, and canonical literary figure Louis Aragon. Generation Stalin arrives at a pivotal moment, with the Stalin cult and elements of Stalinist ideology resurgent in twenty-first-century Russia and authoritarianism on the rise around the world.



Acknowledgments


Introduction


1. Henri Barbusse and Stalin's Official Biography


2. Romain Rolland and the Politics of Terror


3. Paul Eluard and Stalin's 70th Birthday


4. Louis Aragon and the Great Patriotic War


Conclusion


Works Cited


Index

Subjects

Books
Littérature
Historic novels
Cult of Personality
USSR
Vladímir Putin
Lenin
Iósif Stalin
Segunda Guerra Mundial
Poet
Maximilien Robespierre
Authoritarianism
The Fatherland
Vladimir Lenin
Communism
World War I
Indiana University Press
Collective memory
IUP
Eastern Front (World War II)
General Secretary
Cold War
Populism
List of French-language authors
Great Patriotic War (term)
History of literature
Napoleon III
Crimea
Communist party
Winter War
World War II
Vladimir Putin
Stalinism
Soviet Union
Russia
Pacifism
Nationalism
Joseph Stalin
French Revolution
Fascism
Paul Éluard
Propaganda
Charles de Gaulle
Guerre froide
Louis Aragon
French
Communisme
Donald Trump
Institut universitaire professionnalisé
Marine Le Pen
Lénine
Maximilien de Robespierre
Maurice Thorez
Joseph Staline
Napoléon III
Romain Rolland
Première Guerre mondiale
1935
1949
1939
Vladimir Poutine
Union des républiques socialistes soviétiques
Seconde Guerre mondiale
Russie
Philippe Pétain
Henri Barbusse
France

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Published 11 September 2018
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EAN13 9780253038241
Language English
Document size 9 MB

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