Radical Novel Reconsidered

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  1. Lamps at High Noon

    Lamps at High Noon

    By Jack S. Balch

    Series Radical Novel Reconsidered

    University of Illinois Press

    The Federal Arts Projects were created by FDR in the summer of 1935. A year later, a handful of writers employed in the St. Louis office of the Missouri Writers' Project, including Jack Balch, went out on strike. Lamps at High... Learn More
    Published: 19th October 2000
    Paperback | £17.99
  2. The World Above

    The World Above

    By Abraham Polonsky

    Series Radical Novel Reconsidered

    University of Illinois Press

    Abraham Polonsky is perhaps best known for his film work: director of the motion picture "Force of Evil", for which he wrote the screen play with Ira Wolfert from Wolfert's novel "Tucker's People", and screenwriter for Academy... Learn More
    Published: 1st February 1999
    Paperback | £17.99
  3. The Big Boxcar

    The Big Boxcar

    By Alfred Maund

    Series Radical Novel Reconsidered

    University of Illinois Press

    Five men and a woman, all African Americans, huddle in the rattling darkness of a boxcar headed north, away from a brutal South, seeking freedom and opportunity. They are joined by a white intruder whose own quest puts them all... Learn More
    Published: 1st December 1998
    Paperback | £14.99
  4. Pity Is Not Enough

    Pity Is Not Enough

    By Josephine Herbst

    Series Radical Novel Reconsidered

    University of Illinois Press

    "I'd rather fail in story writing than succeed in anything else, " Josephine Herbst declared in 1913. The Iowa native's Trexler family trilogy, with Pity Is Not Enough as its first volume, shows clearly that Herbst in fact succeeded... Learn More
    Published: 1st January 1998
    Paperback | £17.99
  5. Burning Valley

    Burning Valley

    By Phillip Bonosky

    Series Radical Novel Reconsidered

    University of Illinois Press

    Originally published in 1953, Burning Valley tells the story of Benedict Bulmanis, son of a Lithuanian immigrant steel worker in western Pennsylvania. Determined to become a priest, Benedict faces inner conflict as he witnesses... Learn More
    Published: 1st December 1997
    Paperback | £23.99
  6. The Great Midland

    The Great Midland

    By Alexander Saxton

    Series Radical Novel Reconsidered

    University of Illinois Press

    One of the best novels ever to portray the lives of American Communist activists, The Great Midland is a story of love and radical politics set just before World War II. It was published in 1948, when cold-war hysteria engulfed... Learn More
    Published: 1st May 1997
    Paperback | £19.99
  7. The People from Heaven

    The People from Heaven

    By John Sanford

    Series Radical Novel Reconsidered

    University of Illinois Press

    An extraordinary novel, told partly in verse, The People from Heaven takes place in 1943 in Warrensburg, New York, where Eli Bishop, a white shopkeeper, initiates a reign of terror on the populace following his rape of America... Learn More
    Published: 1st February 1996
    Paperback | £25.99
  8. Moscow Yankee

    Moscow Yankee

    By Myra Page

    Series Radical Novel Reconsidered

    University of Illinois Press

       The Depression era closing         of a Ford plant sends Andy and two companions to Moscow to find work in         a Soviet automotive plant, where... Learn More
    Published: 1st February 1996
    Paperback | £16.99
  9. Salome of the Tenements
    Salome of the Tenements shocked many critics and writers when first published in 1923, but its author was immediately hailed as a major new talent. A love story of a working-class Salome and her highborn John the Baptist, the... Learn More
    Published: 1st January 1996
    Paperback | £17.99
  10. To Make My Bread

    To Make My Bread

    By Grace Lumpkin

    Series Radical Novel Reconsidered

    University of Illinois Press

    Published: 1st January 1996
    Paperback | £19.99