The Popular Front Novel in Britain, 1934-1940

Taylor, E. 2018. The Popular Front Novel in Britain, 1934-1940. Leiden Brill.

TitleThe Popular Front Novel in Britain, 1934-1940
AuthorsTaylor, E.
Abstract

In The Popular Front Novel in Britain, 1934-1940, Elinor Taylor provides the first study of the relationship between the British novel and the anti-fascist Popular Front strategy endorsed by the Comintern in 1935. Through readings of novels by British Communists including Jack Lindsay, John Sommerfield, Lewis Jones and James Barke, Taylor shows that the realist novel of the left was a key site in which the politics of anti-fascist alliance were rehearsed. Maintaining a dialogue with theories of populism and with Georg Lukács’s vision of a revived literary realism ensuing from the Popular Front, this book at once illuminates the cultural formation of the Popular Front in Britain and proposes a new framework for reading British fiction of this period.

KeywordsCommunism
Anti-fascism
Fiction
Novel
Realism
Year2018
PublisherBrill
Publication dates
Published17 Nov 2017
Published in print2018
Place of publicationLeiden
ISBN9789004316102
Web address (URL)http://www.brill.com/products/book/popular-front-novel-britain-1934-1940

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