The Novel and the American Left

The Novel and the American Left : Critical Essays on Depression-Era Fiction

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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 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 to American letters. Casey consolidates and expands this field of study by providing a more specific consideration of individual novels and novelists, many of which are reaching new contemporary audiences through more

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  • Electronic book text | 237 pages
  • University of Iowa Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 1587294753
  • 9781587294754

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""The Novel and the American Left explores how 1930s novelists used various literary strategies to offer both political commentary and literary innovation. Positioning the novel as an important form of intellectual inquiry and political protest, these contemporary critical essays explore a wide range of novels--some well known and others largely forgotten--to remind us that the leftist movement had many meanings, politically and culturally."show more

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