“The Land under the White Wings”: The Romantic Landscaping of Socialist Belarus

  title={“The Land under the White Wings”: The Romantic Landscaping of Socialist Belarus},
  author={Elena Gapova},
  journal={Rethinking Marxism},
  pages={173 - 198}
  • Elena Gapova
  • Published 2 January 2017
  • Art, History
  • Rethinking Marxism
This essay explores the imaginative transformation of quintessentially socialist Soviet Byelorussia into a romantic and sacred “land of castles.” The romantic landscaping, performed in the 1960s by intellectuals and especially the writer Uladzimir Karatkevich, changed the meaning of the land by creating a site parallel to the socialist republic, the land of intellectual and moral pursuits that can sustain life’s meaning. This romantic shift also points to changes in the texture of Soviet… 
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