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The Resource American Night : the Literary Left in the Era of the Cold War, (electronic resource)

American Night : the Literary Left in the Era of the Cold War, (electronic resource)

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American Night : the Literary Left in the Era of the Cold War
Title
American Night
Title remainder
the Literary Left in the Era of the Cold War
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
American Night, the final volume of an unprecedented trilogy, brings Alan Wald's multigenerational history of Communist writers to a poignant climax. Using new research to explore the intimate lives of novelists, poets, and critics during the Cold War, Wald reveals a radical community longing for the rebirth of the social vision of the 1930s and struggling with a loss of moral certainty as the Communist worldview was being called into question. The resulting literature, Wald shows, is a haunting record of fracture and struggle linked by common structures of feeling, ones more suggestive of the
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Wald, Alan M
Dewey number
810.9358
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Right and left (Political science) in literature
  • Socialism and literature
  • Communism and literature
  • American literature
Label
American Night : the Literary Left in the Era of the Cold War, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Control code
ocn818111643
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (433 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469601502
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)818111643
Label
American Night : the Literary Left in the Era of the Cold War, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Control code
ocn818111643
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (433 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469601502
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)818111643

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