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Howard Fast [electronic resource] : life and literature in the left lane / Gerald Sorin.

Author/Creator:
Sorin, Gerald, 1940-
Publication:
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2012.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (528 p.)
Series:
The Modern Jewish Experience
The modern Jewish experience
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Subjects:
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Jewish authors -- United States -- Biography.
Communists -- United States -- Biography.
Fast, Howard, 1914-2003.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
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.
Contents:
Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 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; Notes; Bibliographic Note; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N
OP; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
1-283-61350-6
9786613925954
0-253-00732-1
OCLC:
830023597