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Better red : the writing and resistance of Tillie Olsen and Meridel Le Sueur

Author: Constance Coiner
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Better Red is an interdisciplinary study addressing the complicated intersection of American feminism and the political left as refracted in Tillie Olsen's and Meridel Le Sueur's lives and literary texts. The first book-length study to explore these feminist writers' ties to the American Communist Party, it contributes to a re-envisioning of 1930s U.S. Communism as well as to efforts to promote working-class writing
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Tillie Olsen; Meridel Le Sueur; Tillie Olsen; Meridel Le Sueur; Tillie Olsen
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Constance Coiner
ISBN: 0195056957 9780195056952
OCLC Number: 30624881
Description: xii, 282 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. The Thirties' Literary Left --
2. "Scratch a Communist ... ": Women and the American Communist Party During the Depression --
3. Meridel Le Sueur: Biographical Sketch and Reportage --
4. Le Sueur's The Girl, "Our Fathers," "Annunciation," and "Corn Village" --
5. Tillie Olsen: Biographical Sketch and Thirties' Publications --
6. Olsen's Yonnondio: From the Thirties --
7. Literature as "No One's Private Ground": Olsen's Tell Me a Riddle and Silences.
Responsibility: Constance Coiner.
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