Studies of Working-Class Literature

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Aaron, Daniel. Writers on the Left. New York: Avon Books, 1969.

Coiner, Constance. Better Red: The Writing and Resistance of Tillie Olsen and Meridel Le Sueur. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.

Cook, Sylvia Jenkins. From Tobacco Road to Route 66: The Southern Poor White in Fiction. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1976.

Dimock, Wai Chee and Michael T. Gilmore, eds. Rethinking Class: Literary Studies and Social Formations. New York: Columbia University Press, 1994.

Foley, Barbara. Radical Representations: Politics and Form in U.S. Proletarian Fiction, 1929-1941. Durham: Duke University Press, 1993.

Hapke, Laura. Labor's Text: The Worker in American Fiction Rutgers, 2001.

Hapke, Laura. Labor's Canvas: American Working-Class History and the WPA Art of the 1930s UK: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2008. 40 illustrations.

Hicks, Granville. The Great Tradition, rev. ed. Biblo and Tannen, 1967, 1935.

Hicks, Granville, Joseph North, Michael Gold, Paul Peters, Isidor Schneider and Alan Calmer, eds. Proletarian Literature in the United States. New York: International Publishers, 1935.

Lauter, Paul  and Ann Fitzgerald, eds.  Literature, Class, and Culture: An Anthology.  New York: Addison Wesley Longman, 2001. Instructor's Manual available.

Nelson, Cary. Repression and Recovery: Modern American Poetry and the Politics of Cultural Memory, 1910-1945. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1989.

Olsen, Tillie. Silences. New York: Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence, 1978.

Orr, Lisa. Transforming American Realism: Working-Class Women Writers of the 20th Century. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2007.

Rabinowitz, Paula. Labor and Desire: Womens Revolutionary Fiction in Depression America. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1991.

Rideout, Walter Bates. The Radical Novel in the United States, 1900-1954: Some Interrelations of Literature and Society. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1956.

Seguin, Robert. Around Quitting Time: Work and Middle-Class Fantasy in American Fiction. Duke University Press, 2001.


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