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TRACES OF MAGMA An annotated bibliography of left literature

Rolf Knight

Draegerman Books, 1983 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Traces of Magma An annotated bibliography of left literature

Knight, Rolf Copyright © 1983 Rolf Knight Canadian Cataloguing in Publication Data ISBN 0-86491-034-7 1. Annotated bibliography 2. Left wing literature, 20th century comparative Draegerman Books Burnaby, British Columbia, V5B 3J3, Canada

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Canada, United States of America, Australia / New Zealand Canada 13 United States of America 24 Australia and New Zealand 51 Latin America and the Caribbean 57 Mexico 57 Central America 62 Colombia 68 Venezuela 70 Ecuador 71 Bolivia 74 Peru 76 Chile 79 Argentina 82 Uruguay 85 Paraguay 86 Brazil 87 Caribbean-Spanish speaking 91 Dominican Republic 91 Puerto Rico 92 Cuba 93 Caribbean- Anglophone and Francophone 98 Europe: Western 102 Great Britain 102 Ireland 114 France 118 Spain 123 Portugal 131 Italy 135 Germany 140 Austria 151 Netherlands and Flanders Denmark 154 Iceland 157 Norway 159 Sweden 161 Finland 165


Europe: East, Central and Balkans U.S.S.R .(former) 169 Poland 185 Czechoslovakia (former) 190 Hungary 195 Rumania 201 Bulgaria 204 Yugoslavia (former) 207 Albania 210 Greece 212


page 4 Near and Middle East, North Africa Turkey 217 Iran 222 Israel 225 Palestine 227 Lebanon, Syria, Iraq 230 Egypt 233 North Africa and Sudan 236 Sub-Saharan Africa 241 Ethiopia and Somalia 241 Francophone Africa 244 Anglophone Africa 248 Union of South Africa 253 Mozambique and Angola 259 India and Southeast Asia India 262 Pakistan 274 Sri Lanka, Burma, Thai1and Viet Nam 277 Malaya 279 Indonesia 281 Phi1ippines 284 East Asia 288 China 288 Korea 296 Japan 299 Bibliographic Sources Authors’ Index 330 311 262 275 217

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INTRODUCTION This is basically an annotated bibliography of left wing novels about the lives of working people during the 20th century. It includes some collections of poetry, short stories and drama as well as a smattering of non-fictional material such as oral and life histories, but mainly it is a compendium of novels. It includes more than 3,000 titles originally in some 50 languages by circa 1,500 authors from some 90 countries. It is not a survey limited to socialist realist and narrowly proletarian novels of the 1930s, although many such titles are certainly included. Bibliographers do not normally attempt a compilation of works as diverse as those presented here. The main purpose of this compilation is to provide an introduction to leftwing fiction for general readers; it is intended for those who, for whatever reason, have become interested in what this literature has to say about events, forces and people throughout the world during the course of one long lifetime. It is intended for those who have only a vague notion of which authors and titles exist and where to begin. This bibliography adopts a broad understanding of what constitutes a progressive or leftwing stance in the literature annotated. A programmatic definition, such as whether a book advances some seemingly correct political view or whether it 'serves the interests of the working class' is impossibly malleable and untenable. I have cast a wide net. Any work which entails a sympathetic and an honest account of working people is in itself distinguishable from most other writing. Broad ranging or highly circumscribed in focus, moulded in a variety of historic, political and literary forms, this writing entails demands for social justice for the disinherited. Whether through reformist or more fundamental demands most of these works indict the workings of the capitalism and allied forms of exploitation, celebrating the struggles of individuals and groups against it. Whether through lyrical storytelling, bitter protest or subtle implication they propose a fundamental reordering of the ruling power over peoples lives. In all...
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