Daniele Monticelli’s article “Translating the Soviet Thaw in the Estonian Context: Entangled Perspectives on the Loomingu Raamatukogu Book Series” was published in the Journal of Baltic Studies 51/3, Entangled Cultures in the Baltic Region special issue (2020).
This article develops a multi-layered analysis of the Estonian Loomingu Raamatukogu book series within the context of the Soviet Thaw. The series has been issued since 1957 and is devoted to translations of foreign literature. The article shows how Loomingu Raamatukogu’s translation project became the catalyst for bold experimentation with the new possibilities and constraints that shaped the performative capacity of cultural agents in the Soviet 1960s.
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