Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Trim: 6 x 9
978-0-8476-8322-2 • Paperback • November 1996 • $62.00 • (£48.00)
Herman Ermolaev is professor of Russian and Soviet literature at Princeton University. His previous books include Soviet Literary Theories, 1917-1934: The Genesis of Socialist Realism and an edited translation of Maxim Gorky's Untimely Thoughts: Essays on Revolution, Culture, and the Bolsheviks, 1917-1918.
This book is a pathbreaking attempt to trace the development and workings of Soviet literary censorship from 1917-1991. The style is witty and pungent, and the scholarship, solid and impressive.
— John B. Dunlop, Stanford University
Herman Ermolaev's new book is an excellent contribution to this [Soviet censorship] literature and will be of interest to scholars, students, and general readers.
— Slavic Review
A revealing and detailed historical overview . . .
— Choice Reviews
A systematic history of Soviet Russian literature is still waiting to be written. However, when it does appear, Herman Emolaev's study of Soviet (Russian) censorship will be a key companion to it. He has produced a detailed overview of this complex phenomenon, added to it a range of important examples, and documented it all very capably. The result is a readable and usable guide to a very nasty business.
— Allan Reid; The International Fiction Review