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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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The Cult of Reason

The Cult of Reason

(p.84) Chapter Three The Cult of Reason
American Night

Alan M. Wald

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter examines the post-Popular Front record in fiction and Alexander Saxton's The Great Midland. It also discusses the women writers of the 1940s: Fielding Burke (1869–1968), Vera Caspary (1899–1987), Josephine Herbst (1892–1969), Grace Lumpkin (1891–1980), Myra Page (1910–90), Mary Heaton Vorse (1874–1976), and Leane Zugsmith (1903–69).

Keywords:   post-Popular Front, Alexander Saxton, women writers, Fielding Burke, Vera Caspary, Josephine Herbst, Grace Lumpkin, Myra Page, Mary Heaton Vorse, Leane Zugsmith

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