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Author Robins, Natalie S.

Title Alien ink : the FBI's war on freedom of expression / Natalie Robins.

Publication Info. New York : W. Morrow, [1992]


Location Call No. Status
 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  363.23 ROBINS    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description 495 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 470-477) and index.
Contents Prologue -- The files -- The formal witnesses -- Pt. I. The Russian Revolution and World War I. Before Hoover ; The arrival of Hoover -- Pt. II. The 1920S: undeclared wars, the rise of fascism, and the Sacco-Vanzetti case. The arrival of new aliens: 1920-1929 -- Pt. III. The Spanish Civil War. Images in their minds ; The search for new aliens--the 1930s ; "A little bit in awe of them" ; The "friendlies" ; The "friendlies," continued ; The "unfriendlies" ; The "unfriendlies," continued -- Pt. IV. World War II and the Cold War. A broader net ; Pound, Boyle, Hecht, and Stein ; Hemingway, Wilder, Sherwood, MacLeish, and Cowley ; Rukeyser, Herbst, Porter, and Fast ; Wouk, Cozzens, Mitford, Parker, Hammett, Hellman, and Lowell -- Pt. V. McCarthy's war and the Korean War. Sinister influences ; Matthiessen, Untermeyer, Hughes, and Wright ; Adams, Shapiro, and Williams ; Trilling, Agee, Capote, Gardner, and Miller -- Pt. VI. The continuing Cold War and Vietnam War. The 1960s aliens ; Mailer, Ginsberg, and Frank ; Baldwin, Baraka, Schwartz, Roethke, Stout, Williams, Paley, and Doctorow -- Pt. VII. After Hoover. A broader outlook: 1970-present ; Spies in the stacks -- Pt. VIII. Preparing for 2000s: is the past past? "Most of damage was invisible" -- Appendix A. Writers, editors, agents, and publishers indexed by the FBI because they signed civil rights and/or antiwar protests during the 1960s -- Appendix B. Additional files -- Appendix C. An epilogue.
Subject Authors, American -- 20th century -- Political activity.
Politics and literature -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Censorship -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
War and literature -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Freedom of speech -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation.
ISBN 0688068855: $27.50
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