Irving Howe : socialist, critic, Jew / Edward Alexander.Material type: TextSeries: Jewish literature and culturePublication details: Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Press, ©1998. Description: 1 online resource (xv, 284 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 0585202923; 9780585202921; 0253113210; 9780253113214; 9786612075889; 6612075880; 1282075888; 9781282075887Subject(s): Howe, Irving | Howe, Irving | Howe, Irving | Jews -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography | Critics -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography | Jewish radicals -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography | Jews -- New York (State) -- New York -- Intellectual life | New York (N.Y.) -- Biography | New York (N.Y.) -- Intellectual life | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Historical | HISTORY -- State & Local | HISTORY -- State & Local -- General | Critics | Intellectual life | Jewish radicals | Jews | Jews -- Intellectual life | New York (State) -- New York | Verenigde Staten | United States Local History | Regions & Countries - Americas | History & ArchaeologyGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Biographies. | Biografieën (vorm) Additional physical formats: Print version:: Irving Howe.DDC classification: 974.7/1004924/0092 | B LOC classification: F128.9.J5 | A48 1998ebOther classification: 15.85 Online resources: Click here to access online
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-276) and index.
1 A Lost Paradise: Starting Out in the Thirties 1 -- 2 Labor Action: Socialism and Opposition to the War 10 -- 3 Marxism and Modernism at the Partisan Review 24 -- 4 The Reconquest of Jewishness 40 -- 5 The Fifties: Age of Conformity, Age of Dissent 67 -- 6 The Sixties, Decade of Controversy: The Golem Rises against Its Creator 110 -- 7 In the Shadow of Decades: Farewell to Immigrant Jewishness 155 -- 8 The Final Reckoning: Socialism, Jewishness, Literary Study 198.
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For over fifty years, from the 1940s to the 1990s, Irving Howe was a commanding, if controversial, figure in American intellectual life. Writing with the productivity of a major industry, Howe took on issues ranging from left-wing politics and American writers to Yiddish literature, the State of Israel, the condition of the American academy, and New York cultural and literary life. Best known for his prize-winning history of American Jewish immigrant culture, World of Our Fathers, Howe was an outspoken socialist as well as founder and editor of the democratic socialist magazine Dissent. Through a clear, eloquent, and forcefully argued study of Howe's politics, writings, and thought, Edward Alexander constructs a sympathetic yet critical intellectual biography of this complex individual.
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