Revolutionary Dreams

Utopian Vision and Experimental Life in the Russian Revolution
Author(s): 
Stites, Richard
ISBN: 
0195055365
Date published: 
January 1989
Hardback
Pages: 
320

This book discusses utopian ideals and experimentation before, during, and after the Russian Revolution of 1917. Richard Stites grounds his study in the larger field of Russia's social, intellectual, and cultural history, examining party programmes, economic policy, and moral practices to recreate the vast tableau of revolutionary life. Above all, he reveals how people expressed revolutionary sentiment through myth, ritual, symbol, cult, and community.

 

Winner of the 1990 Vucinich Prize awarded by the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies