Love and Death in the Time of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)
Cultural history of 1930s Moscow focused on its transnational intellectual exchanges. Clark discusses Mikhail Koltsov, Soviet journalist, publisher, and real-life model for Karkov of For Whom the Bell Tolls and gives an assessment of differing narrative strategies found in literature and film produced by non-Spanish sympathizers of the Republican cause. Briefly examines For Whom the Bell Tolls’ thematic treatment of writing, noting the novel’s romantic exuberance in contrast to The Spanish Earth’s dispassionate understatement.
Moscow, the Fourth Rome: Stalinism, Cosmopolitanism, and the Evolution of Soviet Culture, 1931-1941