Peter Wollen: The Red Atlantis: Communist Culture in the Absence of Communism by J. Hoberman
25 November 1999
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Temple, 315 pp., £27.95, November 1998, 1 56639 643 3Show More
“... torturers and cronies, each of whom wondered in his private moments when he would awaken to the rapping on the door. Hoberman, however, adopts a view of Socialist Realism which originates in BorisGroys’s slim but systematic volume, The Total Art [Gesamtkunstwerk] of Stalinism (1988). In particular, he seizes on Groys’s comparison of Socialist Realism with Surrealism: This ‘self-staging’ of ...”