THE STALIN’S MITH: OFFICIAL IMAGE OF THE LEADER AT THE LITERATURE OF SOCIALIST REALISM

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The article explores the construction and the representation of the portrait of the leader in the Soviet literature of the Stalin era. The origins of the official image of Stalin are examined under the prism of the analysis of the modern mythologizing, as it has been described by Roland Barthes. Furthermore, we explore some of the peculiarities of the Soviet literature in the construction and strengthening of the personality cult, where the method of socialist realism has gained the function of a social institution, which, like the myth, re-creates the reality, stating that “beautiful - this is our life.”The article is written with the purpose of systematizing what has already been examined by other researchers and has a total basis, establishingthe interrelation between the factors of the field of literature with the field of ideology and the field of power.

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I Papadopoulou

People’s Friendship University of Russia

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