The Readers of Novyi Mir, 1948-1969: A Social Portrait


 Denis Kozlov, Dalhousie University


In this working paper, on the basis of several thousand archival readers' letters from all over the Soviet Union, I draw a social portrait of the reading audience of the lending Soviet literary journal Novyi mr from the late 1940's to the late 1960's.  I discuss in detail such characteristics as gender, age, ethnicity, party and Komosomol membership, places of residence, occupations, backgrounds, as well as certain relationships between these characteristics and the tactics of the leter-writers' verbal self-expression.

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