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    Pro communist propaganda in literature

    Good evening

    I have to write a 4000 word essay explaining to what extent pro communist literature was able to raise awareness on the current political status. I would like your help by telling me some books which were pro-communist. Please don't mention 1984 or Animal Farm as those books were anti communist.

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    The Golden Road by Hao Ran, The Eight Model plays of the communist Cultural Revolution, Yang Mo's Qingchunzhige (I cannot remember how it was translated), Ding Ling, Mao Dun, Guo Moruo, Gu Feng's poetry.

    That's a pretty good list. I hear Tolstoy's son wrote some nice pieces for the Soviet Government. Neruda is another example of a communist drive.

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    Thank you

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    Look up "Marxist Literary Criticism." One 20th century critic with that viewpoint was Edmund Wilson, who, while examining literature from a Marxist or/and communist viewpoint, disdained Stalinism, as rightly he should have.

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    Robert Tressel The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists.

    Willliam Morris The News from Nowhere.

    Do you mean communist or Marxist? There is a subtle difference.
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    And Quiet Flows the Don

    This novel by Mikhail Sholokhov won the Stalin prize, for what it was worth but is, nevertheless, regarded as a major literary achievement by Western comentators.
    "L'art de la statistique est de tirer des conclusions erronèes a partir de chiffres exacts." Napoléon Bonaparte.

    "Je crois que beaucoup de gens sont dans cet état d’esprit: au fond, ils ne sentent pas concernés par l’Histoire. Mais pourtant, de temps à autre, l’Histoire pose sa main sur eux." Michel Houellebecq.

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    More than one big time author was bamboozled by Stalin's showpiece tour of Russia. One that comes to mind is G.B. Shaw, who came back gushing. There were others, whose names have departed from the house I provided.

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    "Cement" by Fyodor Gladkov

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    What about the original Marxist text, the fiery Communist Manifesto?

    Quote Originally Posted by desiresjab View Post
    More than one big time author was bamboozled by Stalin's showpiece tour of Russia. One that comes to mind is G.B. Shaw, who came back gushing. There were others, whose names have departed from the house I provided.
    Strangely enough for a famous socialist, Shaw hasn't written any pro-Socialist plays.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mona amon View Post
    Strangely enough for a famous socialist, Shaw hasn't written any pro-Socialist plays.
    And he's not likely to do so now.
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