|Author/Contributor(s):||Wald, Alan M|
|Publisher:||University of North Carolina Press|
In fashioning a humanscape of the Literary Left, Wald not only reassesses acclaimed authors but also returns to memory dozens of forgotten, talented writers. The authors range from the familiar Mike Gold, Langston Hughes, and Muriel Rukeyser to William Attaway, John Malcolm Brinnin, Stanley Burnshaw, Joy Davidman, Sol Funaroff, Joseph Freeman, Alfred Hayes, Eugene Clay Holmes, V. J. Jerome, Ruth Lechlitner, and Frances Winwar.
Focusing on the formation of the tradition and the organization of the Cultural Left, Wald investigates the elective affinity of its avant-garde poets, the Afro-cosmopolitanism of its Black radical literary movement, and the uneasy negotiation between feminist concerns and class identity among its women writers.