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Archives of Authority: Empire, Culture, and the Cold War

Andrew N. Rubin


Combining literary, cultural, and political history, and based on extensive archival research, including previously unseen FBI and CIA documents, this book argues that cultural politics—specifically America's often covert patronage of the arts—played a highly important role in the transfer of imperial authority from Britain to the United States during a critical period after World War II. The book argues that this transfer reshaped the postwar literary space and shows how, during this time, new and efficient modes of cultural transmission, replication, and travel—such as radio and rapidly and ... More

Keywords: cultural politics, World War II, imperial authority, cultural transmission, world literature, journals, postwar culture, postwar literature

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780691154152
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691154152.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew N. Rubin, author
Georgetown University