Hope among Us Yet: Social Criticism and Social Solace in Depression America by Peeler, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Hope among Us Yet: Social Criticism and Social Solace in Depression America

Hope among Us Yet: Social Criticism and Social Solace in Depression America

by Peeler
     
 

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Although an economic disaster, the Great Depression was a stimulus to cultural creativity, strongly influencing both the visual and literary arts. Unfortunately, historians often have simply passed on generalizations about leftist writers and social realism in art without probing very deeply. Peeler corrects this with a careful analysis of fiction and nonfiction writing, photography, and painting. He describes a subtle change in the arts from anger and denunciation to hope and vision as the decade proceeded. He is particularly strong on the visual arts, which often are ignored by historians. Although the internal organization of the chapters is confusing, this is a worthwhile book, not only for history buffs but also for those interested in art and fiction. Charles K. Piehl, Dir. of Sponsored Progs., Mankato State Univ., Minn.

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ISBN-13:
9780820309026
Publisher:
University of Georgia Press
Publication date:
06/01/1987
Pages:
352

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