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Made Under Pressure

Literary Translation in the Soviet Union, 1960-1991

During the Cold War, determined translators and publishers based in the Soviet Union worked together to increase the number of foreign literary texts available in Russian, despite fluctuating government restrictions. Based on extensive interviews with literary translators, Made Under Pressure offers an insider's look at Soviet censorship and the role translators played in promoting foreign authors—including figures like John Fowles, George Orwell, Kurt Vonnegut, Gabriel García Márquez, and William Faulkner.

Natalia Kamovnikova chronicles the literary translation process from the selection of foreign literary works to their translation, censorship, final approval, and publication. Interviews with Soviet translators of this era provide insight into how the creative work of translating and the practical work of publishing were undertaken within a politically restricted environment, and recall the bonds of community and collaboration that they developed.

About the Author

Natalia Kamovnikova is associate professor of translation studies at St. Petersburg University of Management Technologies and Economics.

Reviews

"This is the most comprehensive description of how Soviet literary publishing works since the 1960s, making a very significant contribution to book history, Soviet history, and translation studies. In addition, the oral history aspect is quite amazing."—Greg Barnhisel, author of Cold War Modernists: Art, Literature, and American Cultural Diplomacy

"Made Under Pressure provides invaluable first-person 'insider' accounts of literary translation in the postwar Soviet Union by translators and editors in Moscow and Leningrad while also incorporating much of the excellent Russian research on the topic."—Brian James Baer, author of Other Russias: Homosexuality and the Crisis of Post-Soviet Identity

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