Chapter 18. The Proletarian Novel

  1. John T. Matthews Professor
  1. Barbara Foley Professor

Published Online: 5 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444310726.ch18

A Companion to the Modern American Novel 1900-1950

A Companion to the Modern American Novel 1900-1950

How to Cite

Foley, B. (2009) The Proletarian Novel, in A Companion to the Modern American Novel 1900-1950 (ed J. T. Matthews), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444310726.ch18

Editor Information

  1. Boston University, USA

Author Information

  1. Rutgers University-Newark, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAY 2009
  2. Published Print: 3 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631206873

Online ISBN: 9781444310726

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Keywords:

  • proletarian novel;
  • identity-based model of “intersectionality” - recent “gender,race and class” scholarship;
  • proletarian novel - three interrelated extraliterary developments;
  • political and economic crisis of depression;
  • emergence of Soviet socialism and its far-flung challenge to capitalism;
  • challenge to capitalism and growth of American Communist Party (CPUSA);
  • novels featuring - development of class-conscious, communist, protagonists;
  • discourse of “postindustrialism”

Summary

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  • References and Further Reading