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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:|
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
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Alan M Wald
|ISBN:||9780807837344 0807837342 9781469601502 1469601508|
|Description:||1 online resource (433 pages)|
|Contents:||Cover; Contents; Preface; INTRODUCTION: Late Antifascism; CHAPTER ONE: Postwar; The Culture Wars of Kenneth Fearing; The Mask of Irony; Rage against the Machine; Study in Fundamentals; The Virtue of Intentions; CHAPTER TWO: Scenes from a Class Struggle; Somewhere beyond Proletarianism; The Intellectual under Fire; The Making of Zhdanovists; Grand Illusions; Humboldt's Gift; CHAPTER THREE: The Cult of Reason; Coming Home; After the Popular Front; The Sublime Saxton; The Ruins of Memory; Gender and the Crisis of Form; CHAPTER FOUR: The "Homintern" Reconsidered; Butterfly Friends. The Closeted PastThe Double Life of Harry Dana; Tough Guys; Mama's Boys; CHAPTER FIVE: Lonely Crusaders, Part I; The Great Outsider; "I Tried to Be a Communist"; Personal History; American Pages; The Radical Stranger; CHAPTER SIX: 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 SEVEN: Jews without Judaism; Deconversion and Disavowal; Friends of the Unconscious; Analytical Realism; The Book of Memory; A Novel of Emotions; CHAPTER EIGHT: Off Modernity's Grid. The Strange Career of People's PoetryImaginary 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; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z.|
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- Communism and literature.
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