Journals Higher Education



20 June 2013

264 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780823254347

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The Underside of Politics

Global Fictions in the Fog of the Cold War

Sorin Radu Cucu

A Fordham University Press Publication

  • Argues that, during the Cold War, modern political imagination was held captive by the split between two visions of universality--freedom in the West versus social justice in the East--and by a culture of secrecy that tied national identity to national security
  • Examines American novels in conjunction with Eastern European works.
  • Includes discussions of Kundera, Roth, Popescu, Coover, Kis, and DeLillo.

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