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Glasnost in Soviet literary criticism: current debates on the Russian national character (1988-1990)

H. Mondry
Literator | Vol 12, No 3 | a783 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/lit.v12i3.783 | © 1991 H. Mondry | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 06 May 1991 | Published: 06 May 1991

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H. Mondry,, South Africa

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Abstract

Re-evaluation of the cultural heritage of the past has been an integral part of Soviet literary criticism. From 1987 up to the present, literary criticism has played a leading role in the promotion of the economic, social and political reforms of perestroika. Literary critics use the methodology of social deconstruction in the interpretation of the literary texts of the past, actualising the problematics of the texts in accordance with their relevance to contemporary Soviet issues.

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