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by Michael Szalay

Category: History and Criticism
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: Michael Szalay
ISBN: 0804776350
ISBN13: 978-0804776356
Language: English
Publisher: Stanford University Press; 1 edition (June 20, 2012)
Pages: 336
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His engrossing book, Hip Figures: A Literary History of the Democratic . Michael Szalay's tandem tale of the post-World War II .

His engrossing book, Hip Figures: A Literary History of the Democratic Party sets out to correlate post-war American fiction with concrete political consequences. Michael LaPointe, Times Literary Supplement. This bold and ingenious book gives us the hipster's racial background, but also a crucial glimpse into how cultural politics matter to politics in the weightiest and most straightforward sense. Bruce Robbins, Columbia University. novel and Democratic Party radically illuminates-indeed rewrites-the story of both.

Hip Figures dramatically alters our understanding of the postwar American novel by showing how it mobilized fantasies of black style on behalf of the Democratic Party. Hip Figures dramatically alters our understanding of the postwar American novel by showing how it mobilized fantasies of black style on behalf of the Democratic Party.

Michael Szalay's tandem tale of the post-World War II . novel and Democratic Party radically illuminates-indeed rewrites-the story of both

Michael Szalay's tandem tale of the post-World War II . Eric Lott University of Virginia. A persuasively argued treatise-will appeal to students of literature and liberal politics.

Michael Szalay, Hip Figures: A Literary History of the Democratic Party. On the one hand, a book like Hip Figures indicates the rm commitment to historicism that characterizes so much scholarship on American literature after 1945

Michael Szalay, Hip Figures: A Literary History of the Democratic Party. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2012. On the one hand, a book like Hip Figures indicates the rm commitment to historicism that characterizes so much scholarship on American literature after 1945. On the other hand, the challenges to historicism are mounting alongside a growing restlessness with the methodological status quo. Many of us, it seems, are casting about for a method, and inter-pretation itself appears to be enjoying or enduring a renewed crisis. 12 Historicism still dominates, but perhaps less solidly.

V-Letters: Conscripts of the American Century, for the Locating Post-45 conference at the University of Pennsylvania (March, 2015).

5. American Literature, African American Literature, Ralph Ellison, Norman Mailer. V-Letters: Conscripts of the American Century, for the Locating Post-45 conference at the University of Pennsylvania (March, 2015). 10. History and Memory, Thomas Pynchon, Second World War

A Literary History of the Democratic Party. Michael F. Szalay Hip Figures dramatically alters our understanding of the postwar American novel by showing how it mobilized fantasies of black style on behalf of the Democratic Party.

A Literary History of the Democratic Party.

Old Left, New Class: Literary Anxiety in the Consumers' Republic: (on Stephen Schryer, Fantasies of the New Class: Ideologies of Professionalism in Post–World War II American Fiction ; Michael Szalay, Hip Figures: A Literary History of the Democratic Party ; and Alan M. Wald, American Night: The Literary Left in the Era of the Cold War Whereas Schryer and Szalay address the fiction of and for the emerging ial class, Wald considers the transformation and suppression of the pro-Communist literary Left during the forties and fifties.

Hip Figures: A Literary History of the Democratic Party (Post 45). amp;ldquo;Szalay brilliantly relates aesthetic debates of the 1930s to debates over how art might survive economic conditions in which art objects have little chance of competing with basic economic necessities. Szalay brilliantly relates aesthetic debates of the 1930s to debates over how art might survive economic conditions in which art objects have little chance of competing with basic economic necessities. Szalay’s unique contribution is to show exactly how, in providing insurance against the market, the New Deal reinvented the project of making art. -Frances Ferguson, Johns Hopkins University.

Hip Figures dramatically alters our understanding of the postwar American novel by showing how it mobilized fantasies of black style on behalf of the Democratic Party. Fascinated by jazz, rhythm and blues, and rock and roll, novelists such as Norman Mailer, Ralph Ellison, John Updike, and Joan Didion turned to hip culture to negotiate the voter realignments then reshaping national politics. Figuratively transporting white professionals and managers into the skins of African Americans, these novelists and many others insisted on their own importance to the ambitions of a party dependent on coalition-building but not fully committed to integration. Arbiters of hip for readers who weren't, they effectively branded and marketed the liberalism of their moment―and ours.
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