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American NightThe Literary Left in the Era of the Cold War$
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Alan M. Wald

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780807835869

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807837344_wald

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Conclusion: The Sense of an Ending

Conclusion: The Sense of an Ending

(p.292) Conclusion: The Sense of an Ending
American Night

Alan M. Wald

University of North Carolina Press

This conclusion examines the afterlife of Literary Communism. It also discusses the concept of Communist literary modernism as an expression of Theodor Adorno's “negative dialectics,” a term that came to embody the Frankfurt School theorist's method as it evolved after the 1930s.

Keywords:   Literary Communism, Communist literary modernism, Theodor Adorno, negative dialectics, Frankfurt School

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