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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
Creator
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
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Reed, T. V.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cantwell, Robert
  • Cantwell, Robert
  • Authors, American
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Authors, American
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
Label
Robert Cantwell and the literary left : a northwest writer reworks American fiction, T.V. Reed
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1. Rewriting the Left: Critical Contexts; Chapter 2. Mill Towns, Blue Collar Work, and Literary Ambitions: Cantwell's Childhood and Adolescence; Chapter 3. A Student of Karl Marx and Henry James: Cantwell and the Literary Wars of the Early 1930s; Chapter 4. A Portrait of the Artist as Propagandist: Cantwell as Proletarian Novelist; Chapter 5. The Revolutionist Meets the Capitalist: Cantwell as Biographer and Nonfiction Novelist; Chapter 6. Time, Doubt, and the Popular Front: Cantwell and the Ideological Storms of the Late 1930s
  • Chapter 7. Breaking Down, Moving On, Looking Back: Cantwell in the Wake of the 1930sConclusion: Lessons, Legacies, Literary Lefts: Cantwell and the Reworking of American Literature; Afterword: A Working-Class Hero Is Something to Be; Notes; Bibliography; Index
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ocn894895074
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 233 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780295805047
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvctg149
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)894895074
Label
Robert Cantwell and the literary left : a northwest writer reworks American fiction, T.V. Reed
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
  • Preface; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1. Rewriting the Left: Critical Contexts; Chapter 2. Mill Towns, Blue Collar Work, and Literary Ambitions: Cantwell's Childhood and Adolescence; Chapter 3. A Student of Karl Marx and Henry James: Cantwell and the Literary Wars of the Early 1930s; Chapter 4. A Portrait of the Artist as Propagandist: Cantwell as Proletarian Novelist; Chapter 5. The Revolutionist Meets the Capitalist: Cantwell as Biographer and Nonfiction Novelist; Chapter 6. Time, Doubt, and the Popular Front: Cantwell and the Ideological Storms of the Late 1930s
  • Chapter 7. Breaking Down, Moving On, Looking Back: Cantwell in the Wake of the 1930sConclusion: Lessons, Legacies, Literary Lefts: Cantwell and the Reworking of American Literature; Afterword: A Working-Class Hero Is Something to Be; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn894895074
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 233 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780295805047
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvctg149
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)894895074

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