American Literature in Context after 1929 by Philip R. Yannella

By Philip R. Yannella

This ebook situates American literature from the nice melancholy to the current day in its historic context

  • Explores the concerns that engaged American writers from 1929 to the present
  • Draws on various records from journal and newspaper debts to executive studies and significant non-fiction
  • The ebook covers political ferment of the Thirties; post-World warfare II anti-Communism; post-War affluence; suburbanization and demographic switch; juvenile delinquency, psychological disorder and the belief of the U.S. as a “sick” society; and post-1965 immigration
  • Designed to be appropriate with the main anthologies of literature from the period
  • Equips scholars and basic readers with the mandatory old context had to comprehend the writings from this era and offers unique and beneficial readings that reveal how context contributes to meaning
  •  Includes a old timeline, that includes key literary works, American presidents, and historic events

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American Literature in Context after 1929

This e-book situates American literature from the good melancholy to the current day in its ancient context Explores the matters that engaged American writers from 1929 to the current attracts on a number files from journal and newspaper debts to govt experiences and demanding non-fiction The ebook covers political ferment of the Thirties; post-World warfare II anti-Communism; post-War affluence; suburbanization and demographic swap; juvenile delinquency, psychological disorder and the conception of the U.

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In slightly more than one hundred sharply detailed lines, for example, Tillie Olsen’s 11 Granville Hicks, Joseph North, Michael Gold, Paul Peters, Isidor Schneider, Alan Calmer (eds), Proletarian Literature in the United States: An Anthology (International Publishers, New York, 1935). The Depression and the Early 1940s 15 “I Want You Women Up North to Know” described the painful lives of three exploited Latina women in San Antonio, Texas. In “Goodbye Christ,” Langston Hughes, who became a master of this sort of direct but lyrical statement, asserted that Christ had been displaced by a “real guy” named “Marx Communist Lenin Peasant Stalin Worker ME,” while in “Air Raid Over Harlem” he wrote a scenario for revolution in the black capital.

Much CPUSA writing tried to advance the revolution by teaching readers about the suffering of the people, first stating the cause of that suffering and then proclaiming an improved future. Poetry was ideally suited to this program, just as songs had been suited to the IWW program of earlier years, because a poem could rapidly simplify and summarize issues in memorable language. In slightly more than one hundred sharply detailed lines, for example, Tillie Olsen’s 11 Granville Hicks, Joseph North, Michael Gold, Paul Peters, Isidor Schneider, Alan Calmer (eds), Proletarian Literature in the United States: An Anthology (International Publishers, New York, 1935).

These were just a few of his many loud allegations and denunciations. After the Republican victories in the 1952 election, McCarthy became the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Government Operations and its Subcommittee on Investigations. These positions permitted him free rein to investigate Communist infiltration of government. To aid him in this effort, he appointed as his Chief Counsel Roy M. Cohn, a brilliant, ruthless, hard-nosed attorney who had been involved in the Rosenberg prosecutions.

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