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Postwar

Alan M. Wald

in American Night: The Literary Left in the Era of the Cold War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835869
eISBN:
9781469601502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837344_wald.5
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter considers the efforts of the poet and novelist Kenneth Fearing to fashion literary forms appropriate to the postwar mood. Fearing, foremost Communist poet of the Great Depression, forged ... More


On the Clock: Rewriting Literary Work at Time Inc.

Donal Harris

in On Company Time: American Modernism in the Big Magazines

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231177726
eISBN:
9780231541343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177726.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Time Inc., at one time the largest media conglomerate in the world, invented the “poet-reporter” by strategically hiring modernist authors to develop its uniformly stylish periodical voice. In ... More


The Left Needs Rhythm: Popular Front Poetry, Antifascism, and the Counterarchives of Modernism

Sarah Ehlers

in Left of Poetry: Depression America and the Formation of Modern Poetics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469651286
eISBN:
9781469651309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651286.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter considers the role of the archive in left literary studies through a recovery of Jewish-American communist poet Martha Millet. Specifically, it uses Millet’s work to trace a history and ... More


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