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Jerome, V. J.

Published by New York, N. Y. : Workers Library Publishers,, 1940
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Softcover, 47 pages, 12mo, 20 cm. Holocaust-era critique aof the role of social-democrats in the rise of Hitler by this prominent American Jewish Communist. "Victor Jeremy Jerome (1896 - 1965) was born Jerome Isaac Romain in Strykov, Poland in 1896. He immigrated to New York City in 1915, and attended City College.In 1924, he joined the Communist Party, and in.1935, Jerome became editor of The Communist which later became Political Affairs, and served in that position until 1955.Jerome was among the cultural spokesmen of the Communist Party, and rose in the party hierarchy during the mid-1930s .Between 1935 and 1965 Jerome wrote constantly. He wrote two autobiographical novels, A Lantern for Jeremy (released during the "Foley Square Trials" in 1952) , and its sequel, The Paper Bridge (published posthumously in 1966) . He also published a collection of vignettes entitled Unstill Waters (1964) . A prolific writer, he turned out short stories, plays, and literary and art criticism. Victor Jerome is best known, however, for his political and cultural essays. Among these are "The Intellectuals and the War" (1940) , "The Negro in Hollywood Films" (1950) , and "Culture in a Changing World" (1948) . Victor Jerome was prosecuted and convicted under the Smith Act for committing an 'overt act' for writing a pamphlet - "Grasp the Weapon of Culture" - that Jerome presented as a report to the Communist Party. He was indicted with sixteen other Communist leaders in 1951. Following a nine month trial in New York's Foley Square Courthouse - Jerome passed the long hours in court writing poetry and reading page proofs of "A Lantern for Jeremy" - Jerome was convicted and sentenced in 1953 to three years at Lewisburg Penitentiary, that he served between 1954 and 1957' (Wikipedia). Mx3, Holo4, rad1. Bookseller Inventory # 23848

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Publisher: New York, N. Y. : Workers Library Publishers,

Publication Date: 1940

Binding: Soft cover

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