Monday, September 07, 2020

Poetry in a time of war …

… Robert Chandler - Comrade, Shed No Tears | Literary Review | Issue 489. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

A vast amount of poetry was published in the Soviet Union during the war in journals, books and mass-circulation army and civilian newspapers. Poems were broadcast on the radio and quoted in speeches by frontline political commissars – and not all of these poems were mere propaganda. Some were both good and genuinely popular.

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