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Figures of Memory and Forgetting in Andrej Bitov's Prose

Postmodernism and the Quest for History


Sven Spieker

Contents: Postmodernism in the Soviet Union - History and its representation in modernist, socialist realist, and postmodern aesthetics - Different models of mnemonic representation and their applicability in the Soviet context - Andrej Bitov as a postmodernist - Bitov's attitude towards modernism and socialist realism.