The Resource Finks : how the CIA tricked the world's best writers, Joel Whitney

Finks : how the CIA tricked the world's best writers, Joel Whitney

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Finks : how the CIA tricked the world's best writers
Title
Finks
Title remainder
how the CIA tricked the world's best writers
Statement of responsibility
Joel Whitney
Title variation
How the CIA tricked the world's best writers
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Author
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
"When news broke that the CIA had colluded with literary magazines to produce cultural propaganda throughout the Cold War, a debate began that has never been resolved. The story continues to unfold, with the reputations of some of America's best-loved literary figures--including Peter Matthiessen, George Plimpton, and Richard Wright--tarnished as their work for the intelligence agency has come to light. Finks is a tale of two CIAs, and how they blurred the line between propaganda and literature. One CIA created literary magazines that promoted American and European writers and cultural freedom, while the other toppled governments, using assassination and censorship as political tools. Defenders of the 'cultural' CIA argue that it should have been lauded for boosting interest in the arts and freedom of thought, but the two CIAs had the same undercover goals, and shared many of the same methods: deception, subterfuge and intimidation. Finks demonstrates how the good-versus-bad CIA is a false divide, and that the cultural Cold Warriors again and again used anti-Communism as a lever to spy relentlessly on leftists, and indeed writers of all political inclinations, and thereby pushed U.S. democracy a little closer to the Soviet model of the surveillance state."--Publisher description
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Whitney, Joel
Dewey number
327.1273
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Propaganda
  • Politics and culture
  • Freedom and art
  • United States
Label
Finks : how the CIA tricked the world's best writers, Joel Whitney
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: A lit'r'y coup -- Graduates -- The responsibility of editors -- Pasternak, the CIA, and Feltrinelli -- The Paris Review goes to Moscow -- Did the CIA censor its magazines? -- James Baldwin's protest -- Into India -- The US coup in Guatemala -- Cuba: a portrait by Figueres, Plimpton, Hemingway, García Márquez, part 1 -- Cuba: a portrait by Plimpton, Hemingway and García Márquez, part 2 -- Tools rush in: Pablo Neruda, Mundo Nuevo and Keith Botsford -- The vital center cannot hold -- Blowback -- Coda: Afghanistan
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
329 pages, 11 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781944869137
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)952389413
  • 1489408
  • (OCoLC)ocn952389413
  • 1647673
Label
Finks : how the CIA tricked the world's best writers, Joel Whitney
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: A lit'r'y coup -- Graduates -- The responsibility of editors -- Pasternak, the CIA, and Feltrinelli -- The Paris Review goes to Moscow -- Did the CIA censor its magazines? -- James Baldwin's protest -- Into India -- The US coup in Guatemala -- Cuba: a portrait by Figueres, Plimpton, Hemingway, García Márquez, part 1 -- Cuba: a portrait by Plimpton, Hemingway and García Márquez, part 2 -- Tools rush in: Pablo Neruda, Mundo Nuevo and Keith Botsford -- The vital center cannot hold -- Blowback -- Coda: Afghanistan
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
329 pages, 11 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781944869137
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)952389413
  • 1489408
  • (OCoLC)ocn952389413
  • 1647673

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