The Radical Presence in U.S. Literature: From the New Negro to the New Left

September 17th 2015 @ 5:30pm
Lilly Library
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Professor Alan Wald (University of Michigan), one of the most distinguished historians of the American Left, will speak at the opening of Lilly Library’s exhibit on Max Eastman.  The recipient of the Marie C. Turpie Prize of the American Studies Association, he is the author of eight books, the most recent of which is American Night: The Literary Left in the Era of the Cold War.  Professor Wald’s new book is the final installment in a multigenerational history of the radical left that has sharpened our awareness of the central role Marxist-influenced writers have played in American fiction, poetry, theater, and literary criticism. 


Part of Themester 2015: @Work: The Nature of Labor on a Changing Planet.

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