The Novel and the American Left: Critical Essays on
- 236 pages
- The Novel and the American Left: Critical Essays on Depression-Era Fiction
- Janet Galligani Casey
- 26 February 2016 Janet Galligani Casey
[Epub] ➝ The Novel and the American Left: Critical Essays on Depression-Era Fiction By Janet Galligani Casey – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk The first collection of critical essays to focus specifically on the fiction produced by American novelists of the Depression era The Novel and the American Left contributes substantially to the newly The first collection and the eBook ☆ of critical essays to focus specifically on the fiction produced by American novelists of the Depression era The Novel and the American Left contributes substantially to the newly emerging emphasis on twentieth century American literary radicalism Recent studies have recovered this body of work and redefined in historical and theoretical terms its vibrant contribution The Novel eBook É to American letters Casey consolidates and expands this field of study by providing a specific consideration of individual novels and novelists many of which are reaching new contemporary audiences through reprints The Novel and the American Left focuses exclusively on left leaning fiction of the Depression era lending visibility and increased critical validity to these works and showing the various ways in which they contributed not only to theorizations of the Novel and the American Left: MOBI :Ú Left but also to debates about the content and form of American fiction In theoretical terms the collection as a whole contributes to the larger reconceptualization of American modernity currently under way More pragmatically individual essays suggest specific authors texts and approaches to teachers and Novel and the American Left: MOBI :Ú scholars seeking to broaden andor complicate traditional “American modernism” syllabi and research agendasThe selected essays take up among others such “hard core” leftist writers as Mike Gold and Myra Page who were associated with the Communist Party; the popular novels of James M Cain and Kenneth Fearing whose works were made into successful films; and critically acclaimed but nonetheless “lost” novelists such as Josephine Johnson whose Now in November Pulitzer Prize anticipates and complicates the popular agrarian mythos of Steinbeck’s The Grapes of WrathThis volume will be of interest not only to literary specialists but also to historians social scientists and those interested in American cultural studies.