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Trinity of Passion : The Literary Left and the Antifascist Crusade

By: Wald, Alan M.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 2007Edition: 1.Description: 1 online resource (340 p.).ISBN: 9780807882368.Subject(s): American literature - 20th century - History and criticism | American literature - African American authors - History and criticism | American literature - Jewish authors - History and criticism | Anti-fascist movements - United States - History | Authors, American - 20th century - Political and social views | Communism and literature - United States - History - 20th century | Radicalism - United States - History - 20th century | Right and left (Political science) in literatureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Trinity of Passion : The Literary Left and the Antifascist CrusadeDDC classification: 810.9358 LOC classification: PS228.C6 | W353 2007Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Contents; Preface; Introduction. The Strange Career of Len Zinberg; Chapter 1. Tough Jews in the Spanish Civil War; Unmanly Doubles; Jews with Guns; Whose Revolution?; Golems and Gimpels on the Barricades; Chapter 2. The Agony of the African American Left; ''The War Is Everywhere We Find It''; Black Bolshevik from Georgia; Youngblood versus Trueblood; A Double Perspective on Double V; Chapter 3. The Peculiarities of the Germans; ''A Jew Must Learn to Fight''; Willing Executioners?; ''An Eye for an Eye''; The Natural; The Blood and the Stain; Chapter 4. A Rage in Harlem; The Black Crusaders
''Talent as a Weapon''Lutie Johnson's War; ''Hitler's Uprisings in America''; Fighting the Fifth Column; Chapter 5. Disappearing Acts; Henry Roth's Landscape of Guilt; The Ordeal of Lauren Gilfillan; Of Genders and Genres; The Wound and the Bow; An Ordinary Life; From New Masses to Mass Market; Chapter 6. The Conversion of the Jews; The Lost World; Between Insularity and Internationalism; The Mirror of Race; Fascinating Fascism; From Emily Dickinson to Emma Lazarus; Chapter 7. Arthur Miller's Missing Chapter; Miller the Marxist; Socialism Was Reason; Becoming Matt Wayne
Innocence Was ShatteredConclusion. The Fates of Antifascism; Three Lives; The Wounded Heart; Changeling; Notes; Acknowledgments and Sources; 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
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Contents; Preface; Introduction. The Strange Career of Len Zinberg; Chapter 1. Tough Jews in the Spanish Civil War; Unmanly Doubles; Jews with Guns; Whose Revolution?; Golems and Gimpels on the Barricades; Chapter 2. The Agony of the African American Left; ''The War Is Everywhere We Find It''; Black Bolshevik from Georgia; Youngblood versus Trueblood; A Double Perspective on Double V; Chapter 3. The Peculiarities of the Germans; ''A Jew Must Learn to Fight''; Willing Executioners?; ''An Eye for an Eye''; The Natural; The Blood and the Stain; Chapter 4. A Rage in Harlem; The Black Crusaders

''Talent as a Weapon''Lutie Johnson's War; ''Hitler's Uprisings in America''; Fighting the Fifth Column; Chapter 5. Disappearing Acts; Henry Roth's Landscape of Guilt; The Ordeal of Lauren Gilfillan; Of Genders and Genres; The Wound and the Bow; An Ordinary Life; From New Masses to Mass Market; Chapter 6. The Conversion of the Jews; The Lost World; Between Insularity and Internationalism; The Mirror of Race; Fascinating Fascism; From Emily Dickinson to Emma Lazarus; Chapter 7. Arthur Miller's Missing Chapter; Miller the Marxist; Socialism Was Reason; Becoming Matt Wayne

Innocence Was ShatteredConclusion. The Fates of Antifascism; Three Lives; The Wounded Heart; Changeling; Notes; Acknowledgments and Sources; 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

Trinity of Passion: The Literary Left and the Antifascist Crusade

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Second in a projected series of three books by Wald (Univ. of Michigan) treating writers associated with the popular front in the US, this scholarly cultural history focuses on "the anti-fascist crusade" from the beginning of the Spanish Civil War to the conclusion of WW II. Wald was interested mainly in poets in the first volume, Exiles from a Future Time: The Forging of the Mid-Twentieth-Century Literary Left (CH, Nov'02, 40-1410), but prose writers stand out in this one. Except for Arthur Miller (to whom he devotes a chapter), Wald pushes the usual suspects (Ernest Hemingway, Maxwell Anderson, Theodore Dreiser, James Farrell, John Dos Passos) to the background, since his intent to provide "an interpretation of issues that engrossed the rank and file of the literary left" guides the study. The book is a sympathetic treatment of those whom socialist writer Michael Harrington called "complex and often decent people who had served the wrong cause for the right reason while fighting courageously for social change in America"--people like Leonard Zinberg, Alva Bessie, Arnold Reid, Ann Petry, Henry Roth, Lauren Gilfallan, and John Sanford. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. R. E. Gibbons Our Lady of the Lake University

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