Australian Left Review

Article Title

Communists and Art

Authors

Gordon Adler

Abstract

WHAT, MANY PEOPLE ASK, has politics to do with art? What right has the Communist Party to meddle in the realm of imaginative literature? Surely the function of books is to provide entertainment. Surely the reader ought to derive from literature some solace in this unhappy world, some means of temporary escape from the vicissitudes of real life.

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