Archives of Authority: Empire, Culture, and the Cold War by Andrew N. Rubin

By Andrew N. Rubin

Combining literary, cultural, and political historical past, and in line with vast 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 very important function within the move of imperial authority from Britain to the USA in the course of a severe interval after global struggle II. Andrew Rubin argues that this move reshaped the postwar literary area 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 position 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 by way of agencies reminiscent of the CIA's Congress for Cultural Freedom and circulated world wide successfully reshaped writers, critics, and intellectuals into simply recognizable, transnational figures. Their paintings shaped a brand new canon of global literature that was once celebrated within the usa and supposedly represented the simplest of up to date suggestion, whereas much less politically appealing authors have been overlooked or maybe demonized. This championing and demonizing of writers happened within the identify of anti-Communism--the new, transatlantic "civilizing mission" wherein postwar cultural and literary authority emerged.

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