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June 2018
296 pages  
30 b&W illustrations
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9780822964612
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No End in Sight
Polish Cinema in the Late Socialist Period
Krakus, Anna
No End in Sight offers a critical analysis of Polish cinema and literature during the transformative late Socialist period of the 1970s and 1980s. Krakus details how conceptions of time, permanence, and endings shaped major Polish artistic works. She also shows how film and literature played a major role in shaping political consciousness during this highly charged era.
Anna Krakus is assistant professor of Slavic languages and literatures at the University of Southern California.
"Krakus has given an incredible amount of attention and insight into a field that is underrepresented in the research of Polish film. One of the things that Krakus does, which is refreshing, is that she refuses to reduce certain movies to a set of ideological symptoms—in this case, associating Polish cinema mainly either with propaganda or anticommunist notion. Krakus is more interested in analyzing the films than in cataloging them, to the book and reader's benefit." —Konrad Klejsa, University of Lodz

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Russian and East European Studies
Russia and East Europe/Culture
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No End in Sight offers a critical analysis of Polish cinema and literature during the transformative late Socialist period of the 1970s and 1980s. Anna Krakus details how conceptions of time, permanence, and endings shaped major Polish artistic works. She further demonstrates how film and literature played a major role in shaping political consciousness during this highly-charged era. Despite being controlled by an authoritarian state and the doctrine of socialism, artists were able to portray the unsettled nature of the political and psychological climate of the period, and an undetermined future.

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