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Aubrey (korrick) | 2004 comments Daughter of Earth, Agnes Smedley, 1929, United States, NOVEL

"Branded as a "radical," a "premature fascist," and a "red sympathizer" who saw her books burned during the height of the McCarthy period of the 1950s, Agnes Smedly was largely excised from American literature until the 1973 reissue of Daughter of Earth. With fierce and painful honesty, this autobiographical novel describes her recurrent attempts to survive the scars of the poverty, child abuse, ignorance, and pain she experienced growing up in Midwestern and Western mining towns during the early part of this century, and portrays her involvement as an adult with revolutionary movements in India and China..."

(S.S., p. 292)

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