Volume 14, Issue 2
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This paper sets out to investigate the crucial role played by Russian “thick journals,” also referred to as literary-artistic and socio-political monthlies, in Jean-Paul Sartre’s Russian reception during the Thaw era. To this end, the positions (Bourdieu 1983) occupied by the four thick monthlies that published Sartre’s work and/or about his work in the USSR during the Thaw are mapped. Considering the position of, and relations between, those journals sheds a different light on Sartre’s reception. It reveals how the thick journals functioned, not only as a medium for introducing Sartre, but also as a space where his reception was actively negotiated.


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