The House of Writers in Ukraine, the 1930s: Conceived, Lived, Perceived

The Carl Beck Papers in Russian and East European Studies

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Title The House of Writers in Ukraine, the 1930s: Conceived, Lived, Perceived
 
Creator Bertelsen, Olga
 
Description In this study, I examine a spatial dimension of the oppression of the Ukrainian intelligentsia in the early 1930s, and the creation of a place of surveillance, the Writers’ Home “Slovo” in Kharkiv. This building fashioned an important identity for Ukrainian intellectuals. This study analyzes how the meaning of the place was transformed from an oasis of intellectual freedom to one of the most agonizing and tragic cites in Kharkiv, a place of suffering, and how the changes in human perceptions of places and their meanings altered people’s group identity as well as individual convictions and behaviors. I demonstrate how external realities and personal fallacies facilitated the intellectual’s conformism which was encouraged and rewarded by the state. The study also illuminates how Stalin’s repressions leveled and in many cases erased individual identity. The research was conducted in Ukrainian libraries and archives.
 
Publisher University Library System, University of Pittsburgh
 
Contributor The Shevchenko Scientific Society (New York, U.S.A.) and the Royal Historical Society (London, U.K.)
 
Date 2013-09-06
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion

 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://carlbeckpapers.pitt.edu/ojs/index.php/cbp/article/view/170
10.5195/cbp.2013.170
 
Source The Carl Beck Papers in Russian and East European Studies; No 2302 (2013): The House of Writers in Ukraine, the 1930s: Conceived, Lived, Perceived
2163-839X
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://carlbeckpapers.pitt.edu/ojs/index.php/cbp/article/view/170/200
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