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A Fable by William Faulkner

By William Faulkner

This novel received either the Pulitzer Prize and the nationwide booklet Award in 195. An allegorical tale of worldwide battle I, set within the trenches in France and working ostensibly with a mutiny in a French regiment, it was once initially thought of a pointy departure for Faulkner. lately it has grow to be well-known as one in all his significant works and a vital a part of the Faulkner oeuvre. Faulkner himself fought within the battle, and his descriptions of it "rise to magnificence," in accordance with the recent York occasions, and comprise, in Malcolm Cowley's phrases, "some of the main strong scenes he ever conceived."

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Nothing could more clearly or tragically illustrate the continuing gulf that separated Russia’s educated classes from the narod. The failure of the ‘movement to the people’ actually to move the people forced the revolutionaries to reappraise the situation. They now reverted to the techniques of organization, conspiratorial plan ning and underground activities aimed at the ‘disorganization’ of the state. In 1876 a second Zemlya i volya party was founded. Its programme was impeccably populist in its orientation, but more and more its leading members began to concentrate on the immediate political tactics and to lose sight of the broader strategy of preparing for mass social revolution.

Nothing could more clearly or tragically illustrate the continuing gulf that separated Russia’s educated classes from the narod. The failure of the ‘movement to the people’ actually to move the people forced the revolutionaries to reappraise the situation. They now reverted to the techniques of organization, conspiratorial plan ning and underground activities aimed at the ‘disorganization’ of the state. In 1876 a second Zemlya i volya party was founded. Its programme was impeccably populist in its orientation, but more and more its leading members began to concentrate on the immediate political tactics and to lose sight of the broader strategy of preparing for mass social revolution.

Leading the people to revolt was also a central feature of Tkachev’s philosophy. Unlike the anti-authoritarian, anarchist Bakunin, however, Tkachev produced the most fullyarticulated expression of that ‘Jacobin’ Populism which had appeared in Zaichnevsky’s manifesto. Tkachev impatiently exhorted the 20 THE ORGINS OF THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION 1861–1917 intelligentsia to organize itself for revolutionary action and to lead the masses in both the destruction of the old order and the construction of the new.

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