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CRIME FICTION:The Urban Landscape of Marxist Noir

Crime Time offers a fascinating interview with Alan Wald about Marxists and the crime novel -- The Urban Landscape of Marxist Noir.

Anyone with any familiarity with left fiction will know that communists and a lot of genres have been integrated in a comfortable partnership of outlook. The Wald interview explores this connection by touching on those authors who remained loyal to their radicalism and not just those who wrote well in a Marxian moment only to later recant.

Tip: thanks to Norm Dixon

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ADMIN | April 15, 2009

I didn't at first realise it but I had read a study by Wald before: The New York intellectuals: the rise and decline of the anti-Stalinist left from the 1930s to the 1980s. Great book. Effected my view of cultural politics greatly.See npte here on POT and the SWP.

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