Samizdat and Soviet Dissident Publics

  title={Samizdat and Soviet Dissident Publics},
  author={Ann Komaromi},
  journal={Slavic Review},
  • Ann Komaromi
  • Published 2012
  • History
  • Slavic Review
  • A few years ago, Thomas C. Wolfe posed what he called an awkward question: why should we care today about Soviet dissent?1 We might object that Soviet dissidence is obviously interesting as one of the outstanding phenomena of the late Soviet era. When Benedict Anderson imagined the front page of a newspaper for his discussion of print culture in his infl uential book on “imagined communities,” fi rst published in 1983, he described a typical front page from the New York Times with stories… CONTINUE READING