Cold Warriors: Writers Who Waged the Literary Cold War


      Cold Warriors: Writers Who Waged the Literary Cold War
A brilliant, invigorating account of the great writers on both sides of the Iron Curtain who played the dangerous games of espionage, dissidence and subversion that changed the course of the Cold War During the Cold War, literature was both sword and noose Novels, essays and poems could win the hearts and minds of those caught between the competing creeds of capitalism and communism They could also lead to exile, imprisonment or execution if they offended those in power The clandestine intelligence services of the United States, Britain and the Soviet Union had secret agents and vast propaganda networks devoted to literary warfare But the battles were personal, too friends turning on each other, lovers cleaved by political fissures, artists undermined by inadvertent complicities.In Cold Warriors, Harvard University s Duncan White vividly chronicles how this ferocious intellectual struggle was waged on both sides of the Iron Curtain The book has at its heart five major writers George Orwell, Stephen Spender, Mary McCarthy, Graham Greene and Andrei Sinyavsky but the full cast includes a dazzling array of giants, among them Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, John le Carr , Richard Wright, Ernest Hemingway, Boris Pasternak, Gioconda Belli, Arthur Koestler, Vaclav Havel, Joan Didion, Isaac Babel, Howard Fast, Lillian Hellman, Mikhail Sholokhov and scores.Spanning decades and continents and spectacularly meshing gripping narrative with perceptive literary detective work, Cold Warriors is a welcome reminder that, at a moment when ignorance is celebrated and reading seen as increasingly irrelevant, writers and books can change the world.Cold Warriors includes 20 30 black and white photographs. Best Read Cold Warriors: Writers Who Waged the Literary Cold War [ author ] Duncan White [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

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  • ebook
  • 800 pages
  • Cold Warriors: Writers Who Waged the Literary Cold War
  • Duncan White
  • 27 May 2018
  • 0062449826

10 thoughts on “ Cold Warriors: Writers Who Waged the Literary Cold War

  1. says:

    Duncan White s Cold Warriors is an engrossing history of the writers who wielded their pen for political ends and how their governments promoted or silenced them during the Cold War The war was a conflict of ideas and books were used as weapons to attack political ideologies by writers on both sides of the Iron Curtain Some authors were spies while others unknowingly worked for CIA funded publications Writers resistant to government policy and programs were silenced, punished, imprisoned or k Duncan White s Cold Warriors is an engrossing history of the writ...

  2. says:

    This new book examines how literature became a battlefield in the Cold War, with governments on both sides using books and authors to influence public opinion Whether the US government was shipping pro West books to soldiers or supporting modernist writing in the name of freedom, or the Soviet government was subsiding sympathetic writers and prosecuting dissenters, both sides engaged in a book race every bit as fierce as the contemporaneous arms race Duncan White looks at writers who directl This new book examines how literature became a ba...

  3. says:

    I thought that all of the stories from the cold war had been told this proves me wrong Highly recommended for those interested in the literature of the 20th century

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