Proletarian literature in the 1930s: From anti-intellectualism to anti-facism

Croft, Andy
March 1990
Labour History Review (Maney Publishing);Spring90, Vol. 55 Issue 1, p15
Academic Journal
This article explores proletarian literature in Great Britain in the 1930s. The debates in Britain about proletarian literature fell roughly into four stages, each of which corresponded more or less with developments in Soviet literary politics. During this period Labour Monthly, Plebs and the Communist Review reprinted a number of articles by Soviet Proletkult theorists. The term proletarian literature like its opposite bourgeois literature was dropped from general use on the British left as sectarian and unhelpful in the new political situation. If there was little discussion of the possibilities, obligations or status of writing by working men and women in the second half of the 1930s, this was an inverse proportion to the number of working-class writers who were published, and to the left's active involvement in this process.


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