Realism for the Masses: Aesthetics, Popular Front Pluralism, and U. S. Culture, 1935-1947

Realism for the Masses: Aesthetics, Popular Front Pluralism, and U. S. Culture, 1935-1947

by Chris Vials
     
 

ISBN-10: 1604731230

ISBN-13: 9781604731231

Pub. Date: 04/28/2009

Publisher: University Press of Mississippi

How the Left popularized American realism through best-sellers, Broadway plays, radio, film, and journalism  See more details below

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How the Left popularized American realism through best-sellers, Broadway plays, radio, film, and journalism

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604731231
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Publication date:
04/28/2009
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction. The People's Form Finds Its Audience xi

Popular Front Realism and the Culture Industries

Chapter One Taking Down the Great White Hope 3

The Popular Front Boxing Narrative

Chapter Two Radio Soaps, Broadway Lights 37

Lillian Hellman, Shirley Graham, and the Interpellation of Female Audiences

Chapter Three Realism with a Little Sex in It 80

Erskine Caldwell's Challenge to Gone with the Wind

Chapter Four Asian Yeoman and Ugly Americans 110

Carlos Bulosan, H. T. Tsiang, and the U.S. Literary Market

Chapter Five The Popular Front in the American Century 149

Life Magazine, Margaret Bourke-White, and Partisan Objectivity

Notes 191

Works Cited 213

Index 225

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