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doc Ï reader To See Paris and Die ✓ 9780674980716 ´ The Soviet Union was a notoriously closed society until Stalin’s death in 1953 Then in the mid 1950s a torrent of Western novels films and paintings invaded Soviet streets and homes acuiring heightened emotional significance To See Paris and Die is a history of tThe Soviet Union was a notoriously closed society until Stalin’s death in 1953 Then in the mid 1950s a torrent of Western novels films and paintings invaded Soviet streets and homes acuiring heightened emotional significance To See Paris and Die is a history of this momentous opening to the WestAt the heart of this history is a process of translation in which Western figures took on Soviet roles Pablo Picasso as a political rabble rouser; Rockwell Kent as a uintessential American painter; Erich Maria Remarue and Ernest Hemingway as teachers o

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N protagonists of To See Paris and Die are small town teachers daydreaming of faraway places college students vicariously discovering a wider world and factory engineers striving for self improvement They invested Western imports with political and personal significance transforming foreign texts into intimate belongingsWith the end of the Soviet Union the Soviet West disappeared from the cultural map Gilburd’s history reveals how domesticated Western imports defined the last three decades of the Soviet Union as well as its death and afterlif

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To See Paris and DieF love and courage under fire; J D Salinger and Giuseppe De Santis as saviors from Soviet clichés Imported novels challenged fundamental tenets of Soviet ethics while modernist paintings tested deep seated notions of culture Western films were eroticized even before viewers took their seats The drama of cultural exchange and translation encompassed discovery as well as lossEleonory Gilburd explores the pleasure longing humiliation and anger that Soviet citizens felt as they found themselves in the midst of this cross cultural encounter The mai