From Darkness To Light

Class, Consciousness, & Salvation In Revolutionary

From Darkness to Light will be perceived as a milestone in the scholarship of the early Soviet period and of Soviet Marxism more generally. The boldness of this book resides in its innovative combination of two scholarly approaches that have long been distinct in the context of twentieth century Russia: intellectual and social history. The result is a book that will provoke much heated discussion among scholars of early Soviet culture as well as ideology scholars working outside the Russian context. It is a fine example of how interdisciplinary work on the early Soviet period ought to be done.
Eric Naiman, University of California at Berkeley

In this interdisciplinary and controversial work, Igal Halfin takes an original and provocative stance on Marxist theory, and attempts to break down the divisions between history, philosophy, and literary theory.

488 Pages, 6 x 9 in.

August, 2000

isbn : 9780822957041

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Igal Halfin

Igal Halfin is senior lecturer in the department of history at Tel Aviv University. He is the author of Intimate Enemies: Demonizing the Bolshevik Opposition, 1918-1928; From Darkness to Light: Class, Consciousness, and Salvation in Revolutionary Russia; and Terror in My Soul: Communist Autobiographies on Trial. Halfin is also editor of Language and Revolution: The Making of Modern Political Identities.

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