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socialist realism

or Socialist Realism

a state-approved artistic or literary style in some socialist countries, as the U.S.S.R., that characteristically celebrates an idealized vision of the life and industriousness of the workers.
Origin of socialist realism
1930-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Contemporary art has been guided by the strictures of socialist realism as interpreted at different times.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
British Dictionary definitions for socialist realism

socialist realism

(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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