RE: RARA-AVIS: Re proletarian novels & Alger (not to be confused with Algren): Matkowski

From: Todd Mason (
Date: 31 Mar 2003

-----Original Message----- From: Joy Matkowski [mailto:]
    Would Horatio Algers be anti-proletarian novels?
     Hard work and (at least as much) pluck displayed in the right place and time cause poor boys to become rich men, largely thanks to grateful captains of industry. You could say that Alger wouldn't've been too comfortable publishing in THE MASSES. Now, Agnes Smedley (and DAUGHTER OF EARTH)...or Jack London, for that matter...

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