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Realism with a Little Sex in It: Erskine Caldwell’s Challenge to Gone with the Wind

Vials Chris

in Realism for the Masses: Aesthetics, Popular Front Pluralism, and U.S. Culture, 1935-1947

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731231
eISBN:
9781604733495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731231.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores notions of realism common among left-wing critics in the 1930s and 1940s, with particular attention to their amenability to mass-mediated realism. Erskine Caldwell’s success ... More


Realism for the Masses: Aesthetics, Popular Front Pluralism, and U.S. Culture, 1935-1947

Chris Vials

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731231
eISBN:
9781604733495
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731231.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book is an exploration of how the concept of realism entered mass culture, and from there, how it tried to remake “America.” The literary and artistic creations of American realism are generally ... More


This Division between Faith in Democracy and Power Descending from Authority: From Raleigh to Lookout Mountain, Tennessee

Jennifer Ritterhouse

in Discovering the South: One Man's Travels through a Changing America in the 1930s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630946
eISBN:
9781469630960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630946.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter traces the first leg of Jonathan Daniels's trip through the textile mill towns of North and South Carolina and into Tennessee. His ambivalent attitude toward working-class white ... More


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