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Granville Hicks

(1901—1982)


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(1901–82),

a leading Communist critic and editor of The New Masses, wrote a Marxist interpretation of American literature since the Civil War, The Great Tradition (1933). With John Stuart he wrote a biography of John Reed (1936), and with Ella Winter edited the Letters of Lincoln Steffens (1938). Figures of Transition (1939), published the year he resigned from the Communist party, is a Marxist study of British literature at the end of the 19th century. He also wrote novels, a book on James Gould Cozzens (1967), essays titled Literary Horizons (1970), and Part of the Truth (1965), an autobiography.

Subjects: Literature.


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