By Alan M. Wald
setting up new issues of touch between Kenneth Fearing, Ann Petry, Alexander Saxton, Richard Wright, Jo Sinclair, Thomas McGrath, and Carlos Bulosan, Wald argues that those writers have been in discussion with psychoanalysis, existentialism, and postwar modernism, frequently producing moods of piercing emotional acuity and cosmic dissent. He additionally recounts the contributions of lesser recognized cultural employees, with a distinct accessory on gays and lesbians, secular Jews, and other people of colour. The vexing ambiguities of an period Wald labels "late antifascism" serve to border a magnificent collective biography.
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American Night: The Literary Left in the Era of the Cold War by Alan M. Wald