Water Stains of Socialist Realism

Belomor Canal cigarette box

Socialist Realism was the primary method of writing used by Soviet writers in the 1930’s, and, in his piece, Mass Attack on the Watershed, Maxim Gorky spearheaded the movement of Socialist Realism. The story, which focused on the construction of the Belomor Canal, was geared towards unifying the prisoners and the state. Many of the prisoners … Continue reading Water Stains of Socialist Realism

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