The Resource Howard Fast : life and literature in the left lane, Gerald Sorin

Howard Fast : life and literature in the left lane, Gerald Sorin

Label
Howard Fast : life and literature in the left lane
Title
Howard Fast
Title remainder
life and literature in the left lane
Statement of responsibility
Gerald Sorin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Howard Fast's life, from a rough-and-tumble Jewish New York street kid to the rich and famous author of close to 100 books, rivals the Horatio Alger myth. Author of bestsellers such as Citizen Tom Paine, Freedom Road, My Glorious Brothers, and Spartacus, Fast joined the American Communist Party in 1943 and remained a loyal member until 1957, despite being imprisoned for contempt of Congress. Gerald Sorin illuminates the connections among Fast's Jewishness, his writings, and his left-wing politics and explains Fast's attraction to the Party and the reasons he stayed in it as long as he did. Recounting the story of his private and public life with its adventure and risk, love and pain, struggle, failure, and success, Sorin also addresses questions such as the relationship between modern Jewish identity and radical movements, the consequences of political myopia, and the complex interaction of art, popular culture, and politics in 20th-century America."--Project Muse
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
813/.52
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3511.A784
LC item number
Z86 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The modern Jewish experience
Label
Howard Fast : life and literature in the left lane, Gerald Sorin
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1 Paradise Postponed; 2 The War against Fascism; 3 The Life of the Party; 4 Cold War, Hot Seat; 5 Banned, Barred, and Besieged; 6 The Myopia of American Communism; 7 Literature and Reality; 8 Free! But Not at Last; 9 Trials and Tribulations; 10 McCarthyism, Stalinism, and the World according to Fast; 11 Culture and the Cold War; 12 Things Fall Apart; the Left Cannot Hold; 13 Fast Forward; 14 Life in the Fast Lane; 15 Fast and Loose; 16 Fall and Decline
Control code
ocn814018406
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780253007322
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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  • 22573/ctt16gjcm4
  • a1f5b529-7016-4279-85c8-55ca58475cdc
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b28702517
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)814018406
  • pebcs0253007321

Library Locations

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      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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