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The Resource The novel and the American left : critical essays on depression-era fiction, edited by Janet Galligani Casey

The novel and the American left : critical essays on depression-era fiction, edited by Janet Galligani Casey

Label
The novel and the American left : critical essays on depression-era fiction
Title
The novel and the American left
Title remainder
critical essays on depression-era fiction
Statement of responsibility
edited by Janet Galligani Casey
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Novel and the American Left focuses exclusively on left-leaning fiction of the Depression era, lending visibility and increased critical validity to these works and showing the various ways in which they contributed not only to theorizations of the Left but also to debates about the content and form of American fiction. In theoretical terms, the collection as a whole contributes to the larger reconceptualization of American modernity currently under way. More pragmatically, individual essays suggest specific authors, texts, and approaches to teachers and scholars seeking to broaden and/or complicate more traditional "'American modernism" syllabi and research agendas." "The selected essays take up, among others, such "hard-core" leftist writers as Mike Gold and Myra Page, who were associated with the Communist Party; the popular novels of James M. Cain and Kenneth Fearing, whose works were made into successful films; and critically acclaimed but nonetheless "lost" novelists such as Josephine Johnson, whose Now in November (Pulitzer Prize, 1936) anticipates and complicates the more popular agrarian mythos of Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath." "This volume will be of interest not only to literary specialists but also to historians, social scientists, and students of American cultural studies."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.5209358
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS228.C6
LC item number
N68 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Casey, Janet Galligani
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American fiction
  • Communism and literature
  • Socialism and literature
  • Politics and literature
  • Right and left (Political science)
  • Working class writings, American
  • Right and left (Political science) in literature
  • Progressivism (United States politics)
  • Depressions
  • Working class in literature
  • Progressivism in literature
  • Depressions in literature
Label
The novel and the American left : critical essays on depression-era fiction, edited by Janet Galligani Casey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [195]-210) 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
  • Monstrous modernism
  • Joseph Entin
  • The objectivity of nature in Josephine Herbst's Rope of gold
  • Caren Irr
  • Agrarian landscapes, the Depression, and women's progressive fiction
  • Janet Galligani Casey
  • The avengers of Christie Street
  • Lee Bernstein
  • "Smashing cantatas" and "Looking glass pitchers"
  • Lawrence Hanley
  • Introduction
  • Marching! marching! and the idea of the proletarian novel
  • Jon-Christian Suggs
  • Time, transmission, autonomy
  • David Jenemann and Andrew Knighton
  • Janet Galligani Casey
  • Taking tips and losing class
  • Donna M. Campbell
  • My little illegality
  • Joy Castro
  • Shriveled breasts and dollar signs
  • Angela Marie Smith
Control code
53170193
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 216 pages
Isbn
9780877458807
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003066271
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The novel and the American left : critical essays on depression-era fiction, edited by Janet Galligani Casey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [195]-210) 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
  • Monstrous modernism
  • Joseph Entin
  • The objectivity of nature in Josephine Herbst's Rope of gold
  • Caren Irr
  • Agrarian landscapes, the Depression, and women's progressive fiction
  • Janet Galligani Casey
  • The avengers of Christie Street
  • Lee Bernstein
  • "Smashing cantatas" and "Looking glass pitchers"
  • Lawrence Hanley
  • Introduction
  • Marching! marching! and the idea of the proletarian novel
  • Jon-Christian Suggs
  • Time, transmission, autonomy
  • David Jenemann and Andrew Knighton
  • Janet Galligani Casey
  • Taking tips and losing class
  • Donna M. Campbell
  • My little illegality
  • Joy Castro
  • Shriveled breasts and dollar signs
  • Angela Marie Smith
Control code
53170193
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 216 pages
Isbn
9780877458807
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003066271
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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