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By Birgitte Beck Pristed

This publication takes up the evident challenge of visible illustration of fiction in modern Russian publication layout. by means of interpreting a large number of ebook covers, the examine deals a completely certain fabric that illustrates a appreciably altering thought of literature within the transformation of Soviet print tradition to a post-Soviet publication industry. It provides a profound and important exploration of Russian visible imaginary of vintage, well known, and modern prose. between the entire carelessly bungled covers of mass-published post-Soviet sequence the research identifies gem stones from experimental designers. through taking a comparative method of the conflict of 2 previously separate booklet cultures, the Western and the Soviet, that effects either in a mix of intellectual and lowbrow types and in ideological re-interpretations of the literary works, this e-book contributes to establishing an East-West discussion among the fields of Russian stories, modern ebook and media historical past, artwork, layout, and visible studies.

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