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Writers on the Left: Episodes in American Literary Communism
     

Writers on the Left: Episodes in American Literary Communism

by Daniel Aaron
 

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Writers on the Left chronicles the involvement of American writers with the progressive and radical movement from its bohemian origins in 1912 to its disillusionment and demise in the early 1940s. Aaron creates a perceptive and often poignant portrait of writers such as Max Eastman and Floyd Dell, who tried to wed the seemingly conflicting impulses behind the need for

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Writers on the Left chronicles the involvement of American writers with the progressive and radical movement from its bohemian origins in 1912 to its disillusionment and demise in the early 1940s. Aaron creates a perceptive and often poignant portrait of writers such as Max Eastman and Floyd Dell, who tried to wed the seemingly conflicting impulses behind the need for uninhibited artistic expression and to abolish the inequalities of class and race.

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**** Reprint of the Harcourt Brace & World edition originally published in 1961 (and cited in BCL3). A new (substantial) preface by Alan Wald is added. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780195199703
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
09/22/1977
Pages:
460

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