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Exiles from a Future Time : the Forging of the Mid-Twentieth-Century Literary Left. Cover Image E-book E-book

Exiles from a Future Time : the Forging of the Mid-Twentieth-Century Literary Left

Wald, Alan M. (Author).

Summary: With this book, Alan Wald launches a bold and passionate account of the U.S. Literary Left from the 1920s through the 1960s. Exiles from a Future Time, the first volume of a trilogy, focuses on the forging of a Communist-led literary tradition in the 1930s. Exploring writers' intimate lives and heartfelt political commitments, Wald draws on original research in scores of archives and personal collections of papers; correspondence and interviews with hundreds of writers and their friends and families; and a treasure trove of unpublished memoirs, fiction, and poetry. In fashioning.

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  • OCLC: ocn821190573
  • ISBN: 1469608677
  • ISBN: 1469608677
  • ISBN: 9781469608679
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (435 pages)
  • Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 2012.

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Contents: Cover; Contents; Preface; A Note on the Terminology and Illustrations; Introduction: Strange Communists I Have Known; Chapter 1. American Jeremiad; Recording Angel; Shakespeare in Overalls; Poems for Workers; ''Write It Plain''; Revolutionary Romanticism; Chapter 2. Inventing Mike Gold; ''A Kind of Cheeky Krazy Kat''; ''By Street Life and Thunder''; Poverty Is a Trap; Meyerhold in Harlem; The Van Gogh of a Darker Time; The Gold Standard; Chapter 3. The Great Promise; Living in a ''State of Emergency''; ''Waiting for Trachty''; The Black Cultural Front.
African Americans and the John Reed ClubsGender and Party Commitment; Chapter 4. The New Masses and the Social Muse; ''Bloody Anarchists''; Becoming a Weekly; Portrait of a New Masses Literary Editor; Poetry and the Popular Front; The Last Refuge; Chapter 5. Yogis and Commissars; Love and Revolution; A Pen Dripped in Vitriol; The St. Augustine of Communism; The Red Valentino; A Divided Life; The Dream with the Changing Name; Chapter 6. Three Moderns in Search of an Answer; The Modernist Temptation; Bastard in the Ragged Suit; Apollinaire of the Proletariat; Byron of the Poolhalls.
Chapter 7. Sappho in RedLoyalties; The Rational Ecologist; Waltzing Mouse; And God Came In; The Apostate; The Premature Socialist-Feminists; Chapter 8. Black Marxists in White America; Transcending Narrow Nationalisms; New Challenges; ''New'' and ''Newer'' Negroes; Between Class and Nationality; From Banjo to Melody; Conclusion: The Antinomies of a Proletarian Avant-garde; Flights and Moorings; A Social Poet's Progress; Poets and Criminals; Chronology of the Mid-Twentieth-Century Cultural Left; Notes; Acknowledgments and Sources; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T.
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Subject: American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism
Communism and literature -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Socialism and literature -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Right and left (Political science) in literature

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