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The Resource Comrades and critics : women, literature and the Left in 1930s Canada, Candida Rifkind

Comrades and critics : women, literature and the Left in 1930s Canada, Candida Rifkind

Label
Comrades and critics : women, literature and the Left in 1930s Canada
Title
Comrades and critics
Title remainder
women, literature and the Left in 1930s Canada
Statement of responsibility
Candida Rifkind
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
While Canadian historians have studied socialism in the 1930s, and although there have been many studies of American and British literary leftists from this period, Comrades and Critics is the first full-length study of Canada's 1930s literary left. Challenging dominant perceptions that this decade was a lull between the more celebrated modernist enterprises of the 1920s and 1940s, Candida Rifkind argues that the events of the 1930s - from mass unemployment, to the dustbowl, to the Spanish Civil War - galvanized a generation of writers, leading them to unite artistic practice and political action in provocative and influential ways. Analyzing and recovering much-neglected poems, plays, manifestoes, and documentaries, Rifkind demonstrates how leftist cultural production came to dominate English-Canadian literature by the end of the decade. She pays particular attention to the significant role that women writers played in this period and examines a diverse group of writers that included Dorothy Livesay, Anne Marriott, Irene Baird, and Toby Gordon Ryan. These writers negotiated the struggle to revolutionize both literature and politics, while being subject to the gender hierarchies of socialism and literary modernism that continued long after the thirties came to an end. A groundbreaking study in Canadian history and literature, Comrades and Critics is a much-needed examination of an important and still influential literary period
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rifkind, Candida
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Canadian literature
  • Women authors, Canadian
  • Socialism and literature
  • Right and left (Political science) in literature
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Nineteen thirties
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Canadian literature
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Nineteen thirties
  • Right and left (Political science) in literature
  • Socialism and literature
  • Canada
Label
Comrades and critics : women, literature and the Left in 1930s Canada, Candida Rifkind
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-258) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Introduction: The Socialist-Modernist Encounter -- Women, Modernism, and Socialism -- Dialectics of Scarcity and Abundance -- The Literary Left and the Field of Cultural Production -- 1 Revolution, Gender, and Third Period Modernism -- Dorothy Livesay and the Third Period -- Communist Periodicals and Counterpublics -- The Revolutionary Chorus -- The Social Work of Documentary Poetry -- 2 The Poet, the Public, and Popular Front Modernism -- The Dustbowl and the Spanish Civil War -- Popular Front Periodicals and Poetics -- Anne Marriott's The Wind Our Enemy: A Modernist Poem -- Anne Marriott's The Wind Our Enemy: A Popular Front Poem -- 3 Leftist Theatre and the Performance of Gender -- The Socialist Stage and Amateur Theatre -- Reconstructing Leftist Performances -- Women and the Communist Stage -- The Comradely Ideal and Social Democratic Drama -- 4 The Novel and Documentary Modernism -- Irene Baird's Waste Heritage and Mass Unemployment -- Documentary Modernism -- Radical Manhood in Waste Heritage -- Writing Women, Reading Men -- Conclusion: New Formations-the Second World War and Beyond
Control code
ocn759156590
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 268 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442687707
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt55hrm
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)759156590
Label
Comrades and critics : women, literature and the Left in 1930s Canada, Candida Rifkind
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-258) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Introduction: The Socialist-Modernist Encounter -- Women, Modernism, and Socialism -- Dialectics of Scarcity and Abundance -- The Literary Left and the Field of Cultural Production -- 1 Revolution, Gender, and Third Period Modernism -- Dorothy Livesay and the Third Period -- Communist Periodicals and Counterpublics -- The Revolutionary Chorus -- The Social Work of Documentary Poetry -- 2 The Poet, the Public, and Popular Front Modernism -- The Dustbowl and the Spanish Civil War -- Popular Front Periodicals and Poetics -- Anne Marriott's The Wind Our Enemy: A Modernist Poem -- Anne Marriott's The Wind Our Enemy: A Popular Front Poem -- 3 Leftist Theatre and the Performance of Gender -- The Socialist Stage and Amateur Theatre -- Reconstructing Leftist Performances -- Women and the Communist Stage -- The Comradely Ideal and Social Democratic Drama -- 4 The Novel and Documentary Modernism -- Irene Baird's Waste Heritage and Mass Unemployment -- Documentary Modernism -- Radical Manhood in Waste Heritage -- Writing Women, Reading Men -- Conclusion: New Formations-the Second World War and Beyond
Control code
ocn759156590
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 268 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442687707
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt55hrm
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)759156590

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