Literature and Reality by Howard Fast

Literature and Reality

byHoward Fast

Kobo ebook | December 27, 2011

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Howard Fast’s controversial essay on the proper role of literature, offering insight into his life and works

In this 1950 essay, Howard Fast argues that all writers have a duty to reflect the truth of the world in their works, particularly regarding social justice. Fast’s treatise on literary criticism allows for a fuller understanding of his early novels, in which his political beliefs remain inseparable from his writing.

 

Literature and Reality, which Fast wrote around the time of the 1949 Peekskill riots, offers a unique window into his worldview during the mid-twentieth century.

 

This ebook features an illustrated biography of Howard Fast including rare photos from the author’s estate.

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 a...
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Title:Literature and RealityFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 27, 2011Publisher:Open Road MediaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1453235051

ISBN - 13:9781453235058

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