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Adamic, (Alojzij) Louis

(?1899–1951) writer; born in Blato, Slovenia, Yugoslavia. He emigrated to America (1913), became a citizen (1918), and served in the United States Army in World War I. He lived in Milford, N.J., and wrote many articles, stories, and books based on his experiences in America and his former life in Yugoslavia, the best known being The Native's Return: An American Immigrant Visits Yugoslavia and Discovers His Old Country (1934). Although he supported Tito, he was opposed to Soviet Communism, and when he was found dead of a gunshot wound, there was inconclusive speculation as to whether he had committed suicide or been murdered by Soviet agents.
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The writer Louis Adamic came to the United States from what is now Slovenia in 1913, at age 15.
IN HIS WIDE-RANGING PORTRAIT of American life published in 1938, the left-liberal writer Louis Adamic recounted the tale of his research trip to the small Pennsylvania mining town of Shamokin while on assignment for The Nation magazine.
We also encounter Louis Adamic (1898-1951), an American writer who embraced the inclusion of all minorities into the American mainstream, including Japanese.
But then, thanks to the tireless efforts of Slovenian-American journalist Louis Adamic, the immigrants' emotional responses to the statue became truly part of the national consciousness.
Louis Adamic reported on a Cicero, Illinois, high school teacher of Czech parentage who found that many of his students resented his accurate pronunciations of their names, so used were they to the standard mispronunciations.
A's "power lines", but also to older (and still widely accepted) accounts of conservative elite domination, such as those by Louis Adamic and Carey McWilliams himself.
In December of 1934, Louis Adamic published an article in the Saturday Review of Literature entitled: What the Proletariat Reads: Conclusions Based on a Year's Study Among Hundreds of Workers Throughout the United States.
Through its cinema and literature America penetrated his imagination in the thirties--hence his commemoration of neglected writers like Louis Adamic.
This reviewer would have also included a few other memorable selections (part of Shadow America, his fine tribute to Louis Adamic, the brilliant essay on strangers from Southern California Country, early pieces on media politics).
I don't recall the title of the pamphlet, and I'm not sure who wrote it either, though I think it was Louis Adamic, a stalw art radical of those days.
Denning names Sidney Hook, Kenneth Burke, Louis Adamic, Cary McWilliams, Oliver C.
In the 1930s, as persecution of the Jews in Nazi Germany raised the refugee issue again, Louis Adamic, a Yugoslav-American journalist, helped to popularize the Lazarus poem as a way of calling attention to America's mission as a home and refuge for many peoples.