Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 392 pages, 8.94 × 6 × 1.16 in
Published: December 1, 1994
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1563244993
ISBN - 13: 9781563244995
From the Publisher
Being Red is an intimate memoir of an extraordinary time--the years Howard Fast, one of our nation''s most popular authors, spent in the American Communist Party, and under the constant surveillance of the FBI. 8-page photo insert.
About the Author
Howard Fast was born January 11, 1914. The grandson of Jewish immigrants from Ukraine, he was raised in a poor family, and his politics have always been an important part of his life and work. A fighter for anti-Fascist causes and a member of the Communist party, he was jailed for three months during the 1950s for refusing to testify about his political activity. Blacklisted as a result, he founded his own publishing house, Blue Heron Press, which released his novel Spartacus (1951), which was made into a popular film in 1960. Some of his works were written under the pseudonym E. V. Cunningham. Fast's first novel was published in 1933 during the Great Depression, and he has had a solidly successful career ever since. Considered to be one of the world's most widely read writers, his books have been translated into 82 languages. More than 10 of his novels have been made into films, and The Immigrants (1977) was made into a television miniseries in 1979. His novels are page-turners, in which characters struggle with personal, political, and religious questions in their lives. The female characters-a number of his books have female protagonists-are strong, intelligent, and capable people who must fight to maintain their families and their fortunes amidst the tumultuous events of the twentieth century. Howard Fast died on March 12, 2003.