American Fiction in the Cold War

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In American Fiction in the Cold War Thomas Hill Schaub makes it clear that Trilling's summary was in itself a mythic reconstruction, a prominent example of the way liberal writers in the late 1940s and 1950s came to terms with their political past. Schaub's book brilliantly analyzes their efforts to reshape an "old" liberalism alleged to hold naively optimistic views of human nature, scientific reason, and social progress into a "new," skeptical liberalism that recognized the persistence of human evil, the fragility of ...

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American Fiction in the Cold War
1991, University of Wisconsin Press

ISBN-13: 9780299128449

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1991, University of Wisconsin Press

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