By Andrew N. Rubin
Combining literary, cultural, and political heritage, and in keeping with wide archival study, together with formerly unseen FBI and CIA files, Archives of Authority argues that cultural politics--specifically America's frequently covert patronage of the arts--played a hugely vital position within the move of imperial authority from Britain to the U.S. in the course of a serious interval after global warfare II. Andrew Rubin argues that this move reshaped the postwar literary house and he exhibits how, in this time, new and effective modes of cultural transmission, replication, and travel--such as radio and swiftly and globally circulated journals--completely remodeled the location occupied by way of the postwar author and the function of worldwide literature.
Rubin demonstrates that the approximately immediate translation of texts by way of George Orwell, Thomas Mann, W. H. Auden, Richard Wright, Mary McCarthy, and Albert Camus, between others, into interrelated journals that have been subsidized via agencies equivalent to the CIA's Congress for Cultural Freedom and circulated all over the world successfully reshaped writers, critics, and intellectuals into simply recognizable, transnational figures. Their paintings shaped a brand new canon of worldwide literature that used to be celebrated within the usa and supposedly represented the simplest of up to date notion, whereas much less politically appealing authors have been missed or maybe demonized. This championing and demonizing of writers happened within the identify of anti-Communism--the new, transatlantic "civilizing mission" in which postwar cultural and literary authority emerged.
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