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Irving Howe Socialist, Critic, Jew cover
  • ISBN: 9780253333643
  • ISBN10: 0253333644

Irving Howe Socialist, Critic, Jew

by Edward Alexander

  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr
  • Publish date: 05/01/1998
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For over 50 years, from the 1940s to the 1990s, Irving Howe was a dominant, if controversial, figure in American intellectual life. Writing with the productivity of a major industry, Howe took on issues that extended 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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