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By James Smith

Britain's family intelligence companies maintained mystery files on many left-wing writers after the 1st international warfare. Drawing on lately declassified fabric from 1930 to 1960, this revealing learn examines how top figures in Britain's literary scene fell less than MI5 and specified department surveillance, and the impressive volume to which writers turned prepared contributors on this planet of covert intelligence and propaganda. Chapters dedicated to W. H. Auden and his affiliates, theatre pioneers Ewan MacColl and Joan Littlewood, George Orwell and others describe tools utilized by MI5 to assemble details via and in regards to the cultural global. The booklet additionally investigates how those covert corporations assessed the political impact of such writers, offering students and scholars of twentieth-century British literature with an unheard of account of clandestine operations in well known culture.

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