Rethinking social realism : African American art and literature, 1930-1953 (Book, 2004) [WorldCat.org]
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Rethinking social realism : African American art and literature, 1930-1953

Author: Stacy I Morgan
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The social realist movement, with its focus on proletarian themes and its strong ties to New Deal programs and leftist politics, has long been considered a depression-era phenomenon that ended with the start of World War II. This study explores how and why African American writers and visual artists sustained an engagement with the themes and aesthetics of social realism into the early cold war-era--far longer than  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stacy I Morgan
ISBN: 0820325643 9780820325644 0820325791 9780820325798
OCLC Number: 52271587
Description: x, 356 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Expressing the life and cause of the masses : ideologies and institutions --
Articulating history to the radical present : murals --
Chronicling the contemporary crisis : graphic art --
Forging a language of radical exhortation : poetry --
Fractured American dreams and revolutionary skepticism : novels --
The legacy of African American social realism.
Responsibility: Stacy I. Morgan.
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This study explores how and why African American writers and visual artists sustained an engagement with the themes and aesthetics of social realism into the early cold war era - far longer than a  Read more...

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