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Book Title: Harp Song for a Radical: The Life and Times of Eugene Victor Debs|
The author of the book: Marguerite Young
ISBN 13: 9780679427575
Edition: Alfred A. Knopf (NYC)
Date of issue: September 14th 1999
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To set the stage for her protagonist, in whose struggles she saw acted out all of the conflicted forces that shaped industrial America, to trace the roots of the American labor & socialist movements, the author opens up a sweep of history & presents an epic cast of characters.. "All these threads come together in the life & personality of Eugene Debs. His childhood was spent in Terre Haute, Indiana, in the pastoral America that faded into a distant golden memory after the Civil War, when the town became a center of transportation for industrial expansion. We see Debs finding employment in the railroad yards, becoming caught up in the plight of his fellow workers, editing the union paper, traveling across the country, gathering the knowledge & acquiring the consciousness that inspired him to espouse collective action on behalf of labor, to found the Industrial Workers of the World, & to run as the Socialist candidate for president of the United States five times--three times from prison.
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Read information about the authorMarguerite Vivian Young was an American author of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and criticism. Her work evinced an interest in the American identity, social issues, and environmentalism.
Her first book of poetry was published in 1937, while she was teaching high-school English in Indianapolis. In that same year, she visited New Harmony, Indiana, the site of two former utopian communities, where her mother and stepfather resided. She relocated to New Harmony and spent seven years there, beginning work on Angel in the Forest, a study of utopian concepts and communities.
Angel in the Forest was published in 1945 to universal acclaim, winning the Guggenheim and Newberry Library awards. Over the next fifty years, while maintaining an address in New York's Greenwich Village, she traveled extensively and wrote articles, poetry, and book reviews for numerous magazines and newspapers. She was also renowned as a teacher of writing at a number of venues, including the New School for Social Research and Fordham University.
Marguerite Young's epic novel, Miss MacIntosh, My Darling, was informed by her concept of history and pluralistic psychology, as well as her poetic prose style with its many layers of images and languages.