Samizdat and Soviet Dissident Publics

  title={Samizdat and Soviet Dissident Publics},
  author={Anna Kom{\'a}romi},
  journal={Slavic Review},
  pages={70 - 90}
In this article Ann Komaromi proposes a new critical look at the history of Soviet dissidence by way of samizdat and the idea of a private-public sphere. Samizdat is defined in a less familiar way, as a particular mode of existence of the text, rather than in terms of political opposition or a social agenda. This allows for a broader view of dissidence that includes familiar phenomena like the civil rights or democratic movement, along with relatively little known national, cultural, musical… 
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