Albert Maltz, A Tale of One January

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Leftist playwright, novelist, and Academy Award-winning screenwriter Albert Maltz (1908-1985) was a gifted artist who proved himself in multiple genres. He was also famous as one of the Hollywood Ten, a group of film industry figures who challenged the constitutional legitimacy of the Un-American Activities Committee of the U.S. House in 1947. For refusing to cooperate with the congressional investigation into alleged communist subversion, Maltz was blacklisted, fined, jailed for ten months, and thwarted as a writer for twenty years. 

A Tale of One January is Maltz’s final novel and perhaps his most unfairly treated work of fiction. Though Maltz had won wide acclaim in the Depression and World War II eras, most notably for The Cross and the Arrow in 1944, his late-career works were

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Citation: Chura, Patrick. "A Tale of One January". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 09 July 2024 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=41561, accessed 25 July 2024.]

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