socialist realism(redirected from Soviet Realism)
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A Marxist aesthetic doctrine that seeks to promote the development of socialism through didactic use of literature, art, and music.
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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in Communist countries, esp formerly) the doctrine that art, literature, etc should present an idealized portrayal of reality, which glorifies the achievements of the Communist Party
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a state-approved style in art or literature that celebrates the worker's life in a socialist country.
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a Marxist-inspired artistic and literary theory or doctrine that calls on art and literature to promote the socialist cause and sees the artist, writer, etc. as a servant of the state or, in the words of Stalin, “the engineer of human souls.”See also: Art, Communism
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