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The Prose of Life: Russian Women Writers from Khrushchev to Putin
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There are a number of reasons for these circumstances, both historical and cultural. To begin with, Russian prose—and culture as a whole—is still dependent on the utopian later socialist avant-garde, which turned out to be the most influential, revolutionary, and therefore repressive aesthetic movement of the twentieth century. A woman in the avant-garde played a supportive, ancillary role. Thus, the historical avant-garde characterized itself by a masculine brutality and superhumanism. Likewise, misogyny in the works of Andrey Bely, Velimir Khlebnikov, and Vladimir Mayakovsky sometimes reaches disproportionate levels of hysterical aversion toward anything connected to women. But in the s, an epoch of democratization and socio-economic reforms, it was clear that this sort of discourse needed to change.
The prose of life : Russian women writers from Khrushchev to Putin
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The University of Wisconsin Press. Both before and after the collapse of the Soviet Union, everyday life and the domestic sphere served as an ideological battleground, simultaneously threatening Stalinist control and challenging traditional Russian gender norms that had been shaken by the Second World War. Byt , a term connoting both the everyday and its many petty problems, is an enduring yet neglected theme in Russian literature: its very ordinariness causes many critics to ignore it. Benjamin M. Sutcliffe is assistant professor of Russian at Miami University, Ohio.