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American night : the literary left in the era of the Cold War

Verfasser/in: Alan M Wald
Verlag: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2012]
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American Night, the final volume of an unprecedented trilogy, brings Alan Wald's multigenerational history of Communist writers to a poignant climax. Using new research to explore the intimate lives of novelists, poets, and critics during the Cold War, Wald reveals a radical community longing for the rebirth of the social vision of the 1930s and struggling with a loss of moral certainty as the Communist worldview
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Gattung/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Dokumenttyp: Buch
Alle Autoren: Alan M Wald
ISBN: 9780807835869 0807835862
OCLC-Nummer: 783862014
Beschreibung: xviii, 412 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Inhalt: Preface --
Introduction Late Antifascism --
Chapter 1. Postwar --
The Culture Wars of Kenneth Fearing --
The Mask of Irony --
Rage against the Machine --
Study in Fundamentals --
The Virtue of intentions --
Chapter 2. Scenes from a Class Struggle --
Somewhere beyond Proletarianism --
The Intellectual under Fire --
The Making of Zhdanovists --
Grand Illusions --
Humboldt's Gift --
Chapter 3. The Cult of Reason --
Coming Home --
After the Popular Front --
The Sublime Saxton --
The Ruins of Memory --
Gender and the Crisis of Form --
Chapter 4. The "Homintern" Reconsidered --
Butterfly Friends --
The Closeted Past --
The Double Life of Harry Dana --
Tough Guys --
Mama's Boys --
Chapter 5. Lonely Crusaders, Part I --
The Great Outsider --
"I Tried to Be a Communist" --
Personal History --
American Pages --
The Radical Stranger --
Chapter 6. Lonely Crusaders, Part II --
Melville in Old Saybrook --
Contingencies of Gender --
The Fog --
The Etiology of Mourning --
Red, Black, and Gay --
Exile and Its Discontents --
Chapter 7. Jews without Judaism --
Deconversion and Disavowal --
Friends of the Unconscious --
Analytical Realism --
The Book of Memory --
A Novel of Emotions --
Chapter 8. Off Modernity's Grid --
The Strange Career of People's Poetry --
Imaginary Friends --
Memories of the Future --
Socialist Surrealism --
Auden in Brooklyn --
Conclusion The Sense of an Ending --
The Afterlife of Literary Communism --
The Indeterminacy of Art --
The Presence of an Absence --
A Note on Methodology --
Notes --
Acknowledgments --
Index.
Verfasserangabe: Alan M. Wald.

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