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Audio Interviews with Howard Fast

Howard Fast

Howard Fast began writing novels when he was fifteen while attending school. In this interview with Don Swaim, Howard discusses his first novel published in 1933, Two Valleys as well as Strange Yesterday and Conceived in Liberty. He also discusses his involvement in the Communist party, and the stereotypes many people have in regards to Communism.

Listen to the Howard Fast interview with Don Swaim, October 4, 1984, RealAudio
(36 min. 57 sec.)

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Howard Fast discusses his novel, The Outsiders, which he and his publishers had not expected to sell. He also discusses writing his best-selling Lavette family saga with books including The Immigrants and Second Generation.

Listen to the Howard Fast interview with Don Swaim, September 24, 1985, RealAudio
(25 min. 09 sec.)

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Howard Fast, author of Spartacus, Citizen Tom Paine, Freedom Road and more, discusses his memoir, Being Red, and having to recover his own FBI files to write it. He and Don also discuss communism, the former Soviet Union, Howard's childhood, as well as his involvement in World War II.

Listen to the Howard Fast interview with Don Swaim, October 31, 1990, RealAudio
(47 min. 00 sec.)

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