Granville Hicks, 1901–82, American writer, b. Exeter, N.H. A member of the Communist party, he edited The New Masses and wrote a pioneering Marxist interpretation of American literature, The Great Tradition (1933). In 1939 he resigned from the party and in the 1950s was a cooperative witness before the House Committee on Un-American Activities. In addition to several novels he wrote John Reed: The Making of a Revolutionary (1968) and Literary Horizons: A Quarter Century of American Fiction (1970).
See his autobiography, Part of the Truth (1965).
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