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Politics and the novel during the Cold War

Author: David Caute
Publisher: New Brunswick, NJ : Transaction Publishers, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the US and Western Europe the political novel flourished in the 1930s and 1940s, the crisis years of economic depression, fascism, the Spanish Civil War, the consolidation of Stalinism, and the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Caute
ISBN: 9781412811613 1412811619
OCLC Number: 629804606
Description: 403 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Spanish Civil War --
1. Commentary: The Spanish Labyrinth --
2. Malraux: Days of Hope --
3. Hemingway: For Whom the Bell Tolls --
4. Dos Passes: Betrayal --
5. Orwell: Homage to Catalonia --
6. Koestler: Sentence of Death --
pt. 2. God That Failed --
7. Commentary: The Soviet Trials --
8. Beyond Darkness at Noon --
9. Serge: The Case of Comrade Tulayev --
10. Orwell: From Big Pig to Big Brother --
11. Commentary: Totalitarianism, Ideology, Power --
12. Sartre: History, Fiction and the Party --
13. Commentary: Soviet Forced Labour Camps --
14. Koestler: and the Little Flirts --
15. Commentary: Fellow-Travellers --
16. Greene: The Quiet American --
pt. 3. History and Fiction in the Soviet Orbit --
17. Commentary: The Socialist Realist Novel from War to Cold War --
18. Tragic Case of Vasily Grossman --
19. Commentary: Collectivization --
20. Pasternak: Doctor Zhivago --
21. Chukovskaya: Honour among Women --
22. Commentary: Purge and Terror --
23. Iron Fist: The Trial of Daniel and Sinyavsky --
24. Foreign Affairs: The Menace of Kafka --
25. Germany Doubly Divided: Christa Wolf and Uwe Johnson --
pt. 4. Solzhenitsyn --
26. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich --
27. First Circle --
28. Commentary: Stalin and Lenin in Soviet Fiction --
29. From Cancer Ward to The Gulag Archipelago --
30. Commentary: Bureaucracy, the New Class and Double Standards --
31. Vladimov: Faithful Ruslan --
pt. 5. American Novel and the New Politics --
32. Commentary: Fiction, the New Journalism, and the Postmodern --
33. Mailer: The Armies of the Night --
34. Fiction and the Rosenbergs: E.L. Doctorow and Robert Coover.
Responsibility: David Caute.

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-Agreeing with Irving Howe's contention that the political novel flourishes in times of civil turmoil, the prolific Caute sweeps through the work of 30-plus authors who reflected the Cold War Read more...

 
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