Mapping Imagined Geographies of Revolutionary Russia

PBC0117: confidence in change

PBC 117 conveys the confident assertiveness and energy of Bolshevik authors about change coming to the world and their role therein. Inasmuch as “there is a tattoo on my breast” there is “the fire of Africa in my heart” offering the “fiery power in the ardent slogan, ‘Wow, man!’” [Daesh’!] (W119). Usage of the PBC boldly affirms revolutionary change: “Today we are rethinking the foundation of worlds,” says one instance, and “we are coming to save the bewildered world” (W315). Another instance calls out to the changemakers to “call the world itself to dance the waltz” and “embroider” new skies and “think up” new stars (W313).


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