The Material Existence of Soviet Samizdat

  title={The Material Existence of Soviet Samizdat},
  author={Anna Kom{\'a}romi},
  journal={Slavic Review},
  pages={597 - 618}
In this article Ann Komaromi examines Soviet samizdat based on recendy available materials and fresh critical approaches. Komaromi juxtaposes traditional mythologizing narratives about samizdat and the exposure of such mythology within samizdat and post-samizdat culture. Drawing on recent publications and archival investigations, Komaromi surveys the history of samizdat, its use, reception and resonance. The material form of the samizdat text proves key to understanding samizdat as the… 
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