Writers' Communities and Retreats of the Soviet Era in Russian Literature

Sarah McEleney
This dissertation examines the role of Soviet-era writers’ communities and official retreats in the history of 20th century Russian literature. While writers’ and artists’ colonies have an important place in Western cultural history, their Soviet counterparts are remarkable with regard to the ideological dissonance and multiple styles of literary creation that were a part of the history of these spaces. The major Soviet literary organization, The Soviet Writers’ Union, and its allied organization, the Litfond,...
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