Mapping Imagined Geographies of Revolutionary Russia

PBC0064: joy at victory

PBC 64 celebrates revolutionary victory with an outpouring of jubilation at the new world order. Most writers using this PBC are peasant poets. Moscow is seen through fresh eyes as the whistles of its factories enchant the poet who has come from the village for work (W548). The Rus’ of Gor’kii’s story, “Makar Chudra,” has awakened and risen up under the crimson workers’ flag, showing the power of ordinary people and invoking a new dream of paradise for the Russian people (W546). In one instance the poet views himself as the “prophet” of the new world, ready to inspire radical change of the old world (W194).


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