Literary Integrity And Political Action

Literary Integrity and Political Action is the story of writer James T. Farrell's role in the culture wars of 1930s America.

Author: Kathleen Farrell

Publisher: Westview Press

ISBN: UOM:39015042408636

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 136

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"Written for academics and casual readers alike, this book will be of particular interest to those caught up in the recent efforts of the academic Left to expose the abuses of power inherent to, and the ultimate failure of, late capitalism."--BOOK JACKET.

Literary Integrity And Political Action

It undergirds this study with a clear understanding of the relationship between Farrell's artistic work and his notion of literary integrity.25 Scholarly ...

Author: Kathleen Farrell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429723889

Category: Political Science

Page: 144

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This book is about the story of James T. Farrell's role in the debate over the relationship between literature and politics during the 1930s. It is useful for American literary and intellectual history, American Left, and rhetoric and communication scholars interested in political controversy. .

Blackness and Transatlantic Irish Identity

Literary Integrity and Political Action: The Public Argument of James T. Farrell. Boulder, Colo.: Westview Press, 2000. Finson, Jon W. “Realism in Late ...

Author: Lauren Onkey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135165703

Category: History

Page: 244

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Blackness and Transatlantic Irish Identity analyzes the long history of imagined and real relationships between the Irish and African-Americans since the mid-nineteenth century in popular culture and literature. Irish writers and political activists have often claimed - and thereby created - a "black" identity to explain their experience with colonialism in Ireland and revere African-Americans as a source of spiritual and sexual vitality. Irish-Americans often resisted this identification so as to make a place for themselves in the U.S. However, their representation of an Irish-American identity pivots on a distinction between Irish-Americans and African-Americans. Lauren Onkey argues that one of the most consistent tropes in the assertion of Irish and Irish-American identity is constructed through or against African-Americans, and she maps that trope in the work of writers Roddy Doyle, James Farrell, Bernard MacLaverty, John Boyle O’Reilly, and Jimmy Breslin; playwright Ned Harrigan; political activists Bernadette Devlin and Tom Hayden; and musicians Van Morrison, U2, and Black 47.

Father and Son

Farrell,” Twentieth Century Literature 22, no. ... 3 (Fall 1999): 67–79; Kathleen Farrell, Literary Integrity and Political Action: The Public Argument of ...

Author: James Thomas Farrell

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252074950

Category: Fiction

Page: 482

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The continuing saga of Danny O'Neill's struggles with harsh urban realities in early twentieth–century Chicago

My Days of Anger

Bogardus and fred Hobson, ed., Literature at the Barricades: The American Writer ... Kathleen farrell, Literary Integrity and Political Action: The Public ...

Author: James Thomas Farrell

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252074875

Category: Fiction

Page: 311

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The continuing saga of Danny O'Neill's struggles with harsh urban realities in early twentieth–century Chicago

Kenneth Burke in the 1930s

Literary Integrity and Political Action : The Public Argument of James T. Farrell . Boulder , Colo .: Westview , 2000 . Feehan , Michael .

Author: Ann George

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 1570037000

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Kenneth Burke once remarked that he was not a joiner of societies. Yet during the 1930s, he affiliated himself with a range of intellectual communities - including the leftists in the League of American Writers; the activist contributors to Partisan Review, the New Masses, the Nation, and the New Republic; and the southern Agrarians and New Critics, as well as various other poets and pragmatists and thinkers. Ann George and Jack Selzer underscore the importance of these relations to Burke's development and suggest that his major writing projects of the 1930s fundamentally emerged from interactions with members of these various groups, such as writers Robert Penn Warren, Katherine Anne Porter, Allen Tate, and John Crowe Ransom; poets Marianne Moore and William Carlos Williams; cutural commentators Malcolm Cowley, Mike Gold, and Edmund Wilson; and philosophers Sidney Hook and John Dewey. George and Selzer offer a comprehensive account of four Burke texts - Auscultation, Creation, and Revision (1932), Permanence and Change (1935), Attitudes toward History (1937), and The Philosophy of Literary Form (1941) - and contend that the work from this decade is at least as compelling as his later, more widely known books. The authors examine extensive and largely unexplored archives of Burke's papers, study the magazines in which Burke's works appeared, and, most important, read him carefully in relation to the ideological conversations of the time. Offering a rich context for understanding Burke's writings from one of his most prolific periods, George and Selzer argue that significant Burkean concepts - such as identification and dramatism - found in later texts ought to be understood as rooted in his 1930s commitments.

The Face of Time

... Special Issue: "Essays on James T. Farrell," Twentieth Century Literature 22, ... Kathleen Farrell, Literary Integrity and Political Action: The Public ...

Author: James Thomas Farrell

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252075124

Category: Fiction

Page: 286

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A sprawling tale of immigrant families' struggles with harsh urban realities

Rhetorical Criticism

M. Lane Bruner is professor of rhetoric and politics in the Department of Communication at ... She is the author of Literary Integrity and Political Action.

Author: Jim A. Kuypers

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442252738

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 344

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Now in its second edition, Rhetorical Criticism: Perspectives in Action presents a thorough, accessible, and well-grounded introduction to contemporary rhetorical criticism. Systematic chapters contributed by noted experts introduce the fundamental aspects of a perspective, provide students with an example to model when writing their own criticism, and address the potentials and pitfalls of the approach. In addition to covering traditional modes of rhetorical criticism, the volume presents less commonly discussed rhetorical perspectives, exposing students to a wide cross-section of techniques.


Literary Integrity and Political Action : The Public Argument of James T . Farrell . Boulder : Westview . Fitch , Noel Riley . 1983 .

Author: Harold J. Salemson

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 029917414X

Category: History

Page: 744

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This facsimile edition makes available in one volume all eight issues of Tambour, a historically important "little magazine" published in Paris in 1929 and 1930 that featured an exciting mix of writing by European and American modernists.

The Genesis of the Chicago Renaissance

Literary Integrity and Political Action: The Public Argument of James T. Farrell. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2000. Floyd, Samuel A. The Power ofBlack ...

Author: Mary Hricko

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136085383

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 230

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This study examines the genesis of Chicago's two identified literary renaissance periods (1890-1920 and 1930-1950) through the writings of Dreiser, Hughes, Wright, and Farrell. The relationship of these four writers demonstrates a continuity of thought between the two renaissance periods. By noting the affinities of these writers, patterns such as the rise of the city novel, the development of urban realism, and the shift to modernism are identified as significant connections between the two periods. Although Dreiser, Wright, and Farrell are more commonly thought of as Chicago writers, this study argues that Langston Hughes is a transitional, pivotal figure between the two periods. Through close readings and contextualization, the influence of Chicago writing on American literature--in such areas as realism and naturalism, as well as proletarian and ethnic fiction--becomes apparent.

The better Angels Of Capitalism

... Omar Swartz Without Apology: Andrea Dzvorkin's Art and Politics, Cindy Jenefsky FORTHCOMING Literary Integrity and Political Action, Kathleen Farrell ...

Author: Andrew Herman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000314854

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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This book explores, through an ethnographic examination of life stories of wealthy men, a historical analysis of the moral meanings of wealth and power in Western capitalism, and a mapping of different symbolic spaces in contemporary American culture.

Malthusian Worlds

... Andrew Herman judgment Calls; Rhetoric, Politics, and Indeterminacy, edited by John M. ... Melissa Friedling Literary Integrity and Political Action, ...

Author: Ronald Walter Greene

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429723896

Category: Social Science

Page: 274

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This book focuses on how the population crisis as a governing apparatus was assembled as a particular form of Malthusian rationality. A central argument is that U.S. leadership in governing the population crisis required both a global and local appreciation of population dynamics.

Hacking Cyberspace

... Marouf Hasian Jr. Recovering Women: Feminisms and the Representation of Addiction, Melissa Pearl Friedling Literary Integrity and Political Action: The ...

Author: David J. Gunkel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429979712

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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In Hacking Cyberspace David J. Gunkel examines the metaphors applied to new technologies, and how those metaphors inform, shape, and drive the implementation of the technology in question. The author explores the metaphorical tropes that have been employed to describe and evaluate recent advances in computer technology, telecommunications systems, and interactive media. Taking the stance that no speech is value-neutral, Gunkel examines such metaphors as "the information superhighway" and "the electronic frontier" for their political and social content, and he develops a critical investigation that not only traces the metaphors' conceptual history, but explicates their implications and consequences for technological development. Through Hacking Cyberspace, David J. Gunkel develops a sophisticated understanding of new technology that takes into account the effect of technoculture's own discursive techniques and maneuvers on the actual form of technological development.

Recovering Women

... Melissa Pearl Friedling Literary Integrity and Political Action: The Public Argument of James T. Farrell Kathleen Farrell Malthusian Worlds: US ...

Author: Melissa Friedling

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000309195

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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This book is dedicated to the memories of Robert Branham, my professor at Bates College, whose teaching, scholarship, and humanity continue to inspire and sustain me, and to my grandma, Dorothy Grosser, whose beauty, spirit, and love are with me all the time. I would also like to thank Leighton Pierce, Franklin Miller, Michael McGee, Lauren Rabinowitz, Doris Witt, Camille Seaman, and Bruce Gronbeck at the University of Iowa for their wisdom, guidance, generosity, and support. I am especially grateful to Barbara Biesecker, my teacher, colleague, and friend, who offered perceptive comments on the manuscript and unfailing encouragement. My appreciation also goes out to the University of Iowa Graduate College, which assisted me with the award of a Seashore Dissertation Year Fellowship. At Syracuse University, I am indebted to Jane Marsching, Doug Dubois, Mark Durant, Jude Lewis, John Orentlicher, Loren Schwerd, and Owen Shapiro for their art, friendship, and constructive advice. Additional thanks go to John Sloop, and Catherine Murphy, Lisa Wigutoff, and Myia Williams at Westview Press.


Winter , Kari J . The Politics and Erotics of Food in Louise Erdrich ( criticism ) . ...
Journal of Modern Literature , 23 ( Summer 2000 ) , 393 - 427 . ... Literary Integrity
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ISBN: UOM:39015067521867

Category: American literature


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Liberty Equality and Humbug

Political action involves mental vulgarity, not merely because it entails the ... political discipline seems to be incompatible with literary integrity'.

Author: David Dwan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191058417

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 296

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George Orwell is watching you and you're watching him. Britain pays its respects in the form of the Orwell Prize, the Orwell Lecture, and, more recently, Orwell Day. A statue of Orwell now stands outside Broadcasting House in London and he continues to tower over broadsheet journalism. His ghost is repeatedly summoned in the houses of Parliament and in schools across Britain. In Europe and the US, citizens confront the perennial question: "What would Orwell say?" Orwell is part of the political vocabulary of our times, yet partly due to this popularity, what he stands for remains opaque. His writing confirms deep and widely shared intuitions about political justice, but much of its enduring fascination derives from the fact that these intuitions don't quite add up. David Dwan accounts for these inconsistencies by exploring the broader moral conflict at the centre of Orwell's work and the troubled idealism it yields. Examining the whole sweep of Orwell's writings, this book shows how literature can be a rich source of political wisdom.

French Literary Fascism

The ultimate test and value of political action are not the changes it brings ... integrity ; they threaten as well the political integrity of a people .

Author: David Carroll

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691223032

Category: Literary Criticism


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This is the first book to provide a sustained critical analysis of the literary-aesthetic dimension of French fascism--the peculiarly French form of what Walter Benjamin called the fascist "aestheticizing of politics." Focusing first on three important extremist nationalist writers at the turn of the century and then on five of the most visible fascist intellectuals in France in the 1930s, David Carroll shows how both traditional and modern concepts of art figure in the elaboration of fascist ideology--and in the presentation of fascism as an art of the political. Carroll is concerned with the internal relations of fascism and literature--how literary fascists conceived of politics as a technique for fashioning a unified people and transforming the disparate elements of society into an organic, totalized work of art. He explores the logic of such aestheticizing, as well as the assumptions about art, literature, and culture at the basis of both the aesthetics and politics of French literary fascists. His book reveals how not only classical humanism but also modern aesthetics that defend the autonomy and integrity of literature became models for xenophobic forms of nationalism and extreme "cultural" forms of anti-Semitism. A cogent analysis of the ideological function of literature and culture in fascism, this work helps us see the ramifications of thinking of literature or art as the truth or essence of politics.

A Guide to Twentieth Century Literature in English

Through the surface detail of mundane agricultural activities, the novelist ... demands that iron personal integrity should accompany all political action.

Author: Harry Blamires

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000287646

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 330

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First published in 1983, A Guide to Twentieth Century Literature in English is a detailed and comprehensive guide containing over 500 entries on individual writers from countries including Africa, Australia, Canada, the Caribbean, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and the UK. The book contains substantial articles relating to major novelists, poets, and dramatists of the age, as well as a wealth of information on the work of lesser-known writers and the part they have played in cultural history. It focuses in detail on the character and quality of the literature itself, highlighting what is distinctive in the work of the writers being discussed and providing key biographical and contextual details. A Guide to Twentieth Century Literature in English is ideal for those with an interest in the twentieth century literary scene and the history of literature more broadly.

Hoccleve s Regiment of Princes

... used to qualify or judge the integrity of literary and political language and action.70 In the exemplum of Camillus and the corrupt master , the Roman ...

Author: Nicholas Perkins

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 0859916316

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 235

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Hoccleve, often considerd conventional and naive, is shown to be deeply engaged in the political and literary currents of his time.