Politics and the Muse: Studies in the Politics of Recent American Literature

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Adam J. Sorkin
Popular Press, 1989 - Literary Criticism - 241 pages
These fourteen original essays on the politics of literature investigate aspects of our understanding of the political muse, with a focus on American writing since World War II. Essays include: “American Literature, Politics, and the Last Good War,” “The Literary Art of the Hollywood Ten,” “The Plight of the Left-Wing Screenwriter,” and “Amiri Baraka and the Politics of Popular Culture.”
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
American Literature Politics and the Last Good War
10
The Literary Art of the Hollywood Ten
25
The Plight of the LeftWing Screenwriter
39
Myth History and CounterMemory
161
Politics and Metaphors of Materialism
179
Amiri Baraka and the Politics of Popular Culture
222
Contributors
239
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