The Resource Worker-writer in America : Jack Conroy and the tradition of midwestern literary radicalism, 1898-1990, Douglas Wixson

Worker-writer in America : Jack Conroy and the tradition of midwestern literary radicalism, 1898-1990, Douglas Wixson

Label
Worker-writer in America : Jack Conroy and the tradition of midwestern literary radicalism, 1898-1990
Title
Worker-writer in America
Title remainder
Jack Conroy and the tradition of midwestern literary radicalism, 1898-1990
Statement of responsibility
Douglas Wixson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Conroy, a coal miner's son who apprenticed at age thirteen in a railroad shop, later migrated to factory cities and experienced the privation and labor struggles of the 1930s. As worker and writer he composed The Disinherited, one of the most important working-class novels of the thirties. As editor of a radical literary journal, The Anvil, he nurtured the early careers of Richard Wright, Nelson Algren, and Meridel LeSueur before his own literary work was eclipsed in the cold war years. Douglas Wixson draws upon a wealth of letters and manuscripts made available to him as Conroy's literary executor, as well as numerous interviews with Conroy and his former contributors and colleagues. Wixson explores the origins and development of worker-writing and the numerous "little magazines" it generated. He examines the differences between the midwestern and East Coast literary worlds and the milieu in which Conroy and others like him worked - the Depression, job layoffs, factory closings, homelessness, and migration
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wixson, Douglas C
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3505.O53
LC item number
Z95 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Conroy, Jack
  • Conroy, Jack
  • Conroy, Jack
  • Conroy, Jack
  • Working class writings, American
  • Radicalism
  • Working class authors
  • Working class
  • Authors, American
  • Radicals
  • Radicalism in literature
  • Authors, American
  • Literature
  • Radicalism
  • Radicalism in literature
  • Radicals
  • Working class authors
  • Working class
  • Working class writings, American
  • Biographie
  • Arbeiterliteratur
  • Middle West
  • Middle West
  • United States
  • USA
Label
Worker-writer in America : Jack Conroy and the tradition of midwestern literary radicalism, 1898-1990, Douglas Wixson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Monkey nest mine -- Monkey nest coal camp -- The wabash shops -- The great railroad strike of 1922 -- My Universities -- Early literary contacts -- The crucible of experience -- Exiles in their native land -- Worker-writers and editors -- Proletarian night -- The gathering storm -- Comrade Jack -- Proletarian bull market -- "Something great has begun" -- The road to meca temple -- The unmaking of the worker-writer -- The writers' project years -- Only a bridesmade -- Home to Moberly
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 678 pages [20] pages of plates
Isbn
9780252020438
Lccn
93003684
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)27810221
  • (OCoLC)ocm27810221
Label
Worker-writer in America : Jack Conroy and the tradition of midwestern literary radicalism, 1898-1990, Douglas Wixson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Monkey nest mine -- Monkey nest coal camp -- The wabash shops -- The great railroad strike of 1922 -- My Universities -- Early literary contacts -- The crucible of experience -- Exiles in their native land -- Worker-writers and editors -- Proletarian night -- The gathering storm -- Comrade Jack -- Proletarian bull market -- "Something great has begun" -- The road to meca temple -- The unmaking of the worker-writer -- The writers' project years -- Only a bridesmade -- Home to Moberly
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 678 pages [20] pages of plates
Isbn
9780252020438
Lccn
93003684
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)27810221
  • (OCoLC)ocm27810221

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