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Modernism on file : writers, artists, and the FBI, 1920-1950

Author: Claire A Culleton; Karen Leick
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Modernism on File: Writers, Artists, and the FBI, 1920-1950 brings together important new scholarship focused on J. Edgar Hoover's FBI and its institutional presence in shaping and directing American print, film, and art culture. From Harlem to Hollywood, Hoover and his bureau workers were bent on decontaminating America's creativity and this collection looks at the writers and artists who were tagged, tracked, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Modernism on file.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008
(DLC) 2007027102
(OCoLC)155122502
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Claire A Culleton; Karen Leick
ISBN: 9780230610392 0230610390
OCLC Number: 301951637
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 269 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Ghostreaders and diaspora-writers: four theses on the FBI and African American modernism / William J. Maxwell --
Raising Muscovite ducks and government suspicions: Henry Roth and the FBI / Steven G. Kellman --
Telling stories from Hemingway's FBI file: conspiracy, paranoia, and masculinity / Debra A. Moddelmog --
Most wanted: Claude McKay and the "black specter" of African American poetry in the 1920s / Josh Gosciak --
Madness, paranoia, and Ezra Pound's FBI file / Karen Leick --
Investigative savagery: figuring Hoover in Richard Wright's Savage Holiday / Andrew Strombeck --
"Poetess probed as red": Muriel Rukeyser and the FBI / Jeanne Perreault --
An archive of the (political) unconscious: Jean Renoir at the FBI / Christopher Faulkner --
New information from the FBI, CNDI LA-BB-1: the surveillance of Bertolt Brecht's telephone in Los Angeles / Alexander Stephan, translated by Emily Banwell --
Sour notes: Hanns Eisler and the FBI / James Wierzbicki --
Communism, perversion, and other crimes against the state: the FBI files of Klaus and Erika Mann / Andrea Weiss --
Extorting Henry Holt & Co.: J. Edgar Hoover and the publishing industry / Claire A. Culleton.
Responsibility: edited by Claire A. Culleton and Karen Leick.
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