Proletarian Literature in the United States: An Anthology 1935 Granville Hicks, editor ~ Richard Wright, Dos Passos, Langston Hughes, etc.,


Title: Proletarian Literature in the United States: An Anthology

Author: Edited by Granville Hicks, Michael Gold, Isidor Schneider, Joseph North, Paul Peters, Alan Calmer / with a critical introduction by Joseph Freeman

Description: Sage-green cloth with burgundy lettering on spine. Spine shows some light foxed-like spotting. A few instances of very minor soiling, otherwise interior is unmarked and primarily clean. No date of publication stated, but appears to have been published in 1935. pp. vii, [8]-384.

An anthology of American proletarian fiction, poetry, reportage, drama and literary criticism, with a 20- page introduction by Joseph Freeman. The writings date predominantly from the period 1930-1935. Many previously appeared in the pages of the New Masses, New Republic, Partisan Review, Dynamo, Anvil, Left-Front, and elsewhere. Each section includes a preface of a few pages which provides some context and pointers towards additional authors of interest. Concludes with a list of the contributors, each with a brief statement of identity.

Fiction by: Erskine Caldwell, Robert Cantwell, Jack Conroy, John Dos Passos, James T. Farrell, Ben Field, Michael Gold, Albert Halper, Josephine Herbst, Louis Lerman, Tillie Lerner, Grace Lumpkin, Albert Maltz, William Rollins Jr., Edwin Seaver, Philip Stevenson.

Poetry by: Maxwell Bodenheim, Stanley Burnshaw, Kenneth Fearing, Joseph Freeman, Robert Gessner, Michael Gold, Horace Gregory, Alfred Hayes, Langston Hughes, Orrick Johns, Joseph Kalar, Alfred Kreymborg, H. H. Lewis, Norman Macleod, A. B. Magil, James Neugass, Charles Henry Newman, Kenneth Patchen, William Pillin, Harry Alan Potamkin, Edwin Rolfe, Muriel Rukeyser, Isidor Schneider, Herman Spector, Genevieve Taggard, Jim Waters, Don West, David Wolff, Richard Wright.

Reportage by: John Dos Passos, Ben Field, Robert Forsythe, Meridel Le Sueur, John Mullen, Joseph North, Agnes Smedley, John L. Spivak.

Drama by: Alfred Kreymborg, Albert Maltz, Clifford Odets, Paul Peters and George Sklar, John Wexley.

Literary Criticism by: Obed Brooks, Edwin Berry Burgum, Alan Calmer, Malcolm Cowley, Michael Gold, Granville Hicks, Joshua Kunitz, William Phillips and Philip Rahv, Bernard Smith.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: Martin Lawrence, Ltd.
Place: London
Year: 1935

Keywords: left wing, leftist, working class, labor, Marxist, socialism, John Reed Club,

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