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The Resource Robert Cantwell and the literary left : a northwest writer reworks American fiction, T.V. Reed

Robert Cantwell and the literary left : a northwest writer reworks American fiction, T.V. Reed

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Robert Cantwell and the literary left : a northwest writer reworks American fiction
Title
Robert Cantwell and the literary left
Title remainder
a northwest writer reworks American fiction
Statement of responsibility
T.V. Reed
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Robert Cantwell and the Literary Left is the first full critical study of novelist and critic Robert Cantwell, a Northwest-born writer with a strong sense of social justice who found himself at the center of the radical literary and cultural politics of 1930s New York. Regarded by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway as one of the finest young fiction writers to emerge from this era, Cantwell is best known for his superb novel, The Land of Plenty, set in western Washington. His literary legacy, however, was largely lost during the Red Scare of the McCarthy era, when he retreated to conservatism. Through meticulous research, an engaging writing style, and a deep commitment to the history of American social movements, T. V. Reed uncovers the story of a writer who brought his Pacific Northwest brand of justice to bear on the project of "reworking" American literature to include ordinary working people in its narratives. In tracing the flourishing of the American literary Left as it unfolded in New York, Reed reveals a rich progressive culture that can inform our own time. T. V. Reed is Buchanan Distinguished Professor at Washington State University. He is also the author of The Art of Protest: Culture and Activism from the Civil Rights Movement to the Streets of Seattle."Reed provides a sound and well-documented biography, outstanding interpretations of Cantwell's two novels, a breakthrough study of Cantwell's literary criticism, a nice summary of his journalism, and a plausible explanation of his final migration to the Right." -Alan Wald, H. Chandler Davis Collegiate Professor of English Literature, University of Michigan"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Reed, T. V.
Dewey number
813/.52
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3505.A58
LC item number
Z88 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Authors, American
  • Authors, American
  • Authors, American
  • Cantwell, Robert
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
  • HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Pacific Northwest (OR, WA)
  • HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
Label
Robert Cantwell and the literary left : a northwest writer reworks American fiction, T.V. Reed
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Rewriting the left: Critical contexts
  • Mill towns, blue collar work, and literary ambitions: Cantwell's childhood and adolescence
  • A student of Karl Marx and Henry James: Cantwell and the literary wars of the early 1930s
  • A portrait of the artist as Propagandist: Cantwell as proletarian novelist
  • The revolutionist meets the capitalist: Cantwell as biographer and nonfiction novelist
  • Time, doubt, and the popular front: Cantwell in the wake of the 1930s
  • Conclusion: Lessons, legacies, literary lefts: Cantwell and the reworking of American literature
  • Afterword: A working-class hero is something to be
Control code
862347473
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 233 pages
Isbn
9780295993621
Lccn
2014010609
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)862347473
Label
Robert Cantwell and the literary left : a northwest writer reworks American fiction, T.V. Reed
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Rewriting the left: Critical contexts
  • Mill towns, blue collar work, and literary ambitions: Cantwell's childhood and adolescence
  • A student of Karl Marx and Henry James: Cantwell and the literary wars of the early 1930s
  • A portrait of the artist as Propagandist: Cantwell as proletarian novelist
  • The revolutionist meets the capitalist: Cantwell as biographer and nonfiction novelist
  • Time, doubt, and the popular front: Cantwell in the wake of the 1930s
  • Conclusion: Lessons, legacies, literary lefts: Cantwell and the reworking of American literature
  • Afterword: A working-class hero is something to be
Control code
862347473
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 233 pages
Isbn
9780295993621
Lccn
2014010609
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)862347473

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