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The Resource Partisans : marriage, politics, and betrayal among the New York intellectuals, David Laskin

Partisans : marriage, politics, and betrayal among the New York intellectuals, David Laskin

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Partisans : marriage, politics, and betrayal among the New York intellectuals
Title
Partisans
Title remainder
marriage, politics, and betrayal among the New York intellectuals
Statement of responsibility
David Laskin
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the Depression era of the 1930s through the Vietnam War of the 1960s, a generation of "public intellectuals" thrived in America. They were poets, novelists, critics, and commentators who were also friends, rivals, spouses, and lovers. Their personal relationships were as passionate as their writing. In their poems, novels, and essays they debated one another while producing work that was brilliant and often controversial. Among them are such influential writers as Mary McCarthy, Edmund Wilson, Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Hardwick, and Hannah Arendt." "While the pages of Partisan Review were a forum for political and intellectual controversy, its offices were a hotbed of gossip, intrigue, back-stabbing, and sex. Possessed of enormous ambition, talent, and appetite, the PR circle was an intense, self-enclosed society where creative energy often gave way to self-destructive impulses, alcoholism, and adultery. For women of talent, beauty, and ambition, this literary circle offered unprecedented professional opportunity but also exacted a terrible emotional price." "Amidst all the turmoil - or perhaps because of it - this brilliant circle continued to produce important work, from McCarthy's scandalous novel The Group to Arendt's Eichmann in Jerusalem, which caused a firestorm of controversy." "Written with keen insight into both the literature and the personalities behind it, Partisans is an illuminating portrait of a time when politics and poetry were all-consuming passions."--Jacket
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Laskin, David
Dewey number
810.9/97471/0904
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PS255.N5
LC item number
L37 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Politics and literature
  • Authors, American
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Intellectuals
  • Women and literature
  • Women intellectuals
  • American literature
  • Authors, American
  • Women authors, American
  • Women authors, American
  • New York (N.Y.)
Label
Partisans : marriage, politics, and betrayal among the New York intellectuals, David Laskin
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [303]-308) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Partisan Review reborn -- The southern branch -- Seven years of hell -- Country wives -- The war -- Divorces -- The tranquilized fifties: insanity and liberalism -- The early 1960s: firestorms -- The late 1960s: dispersal -- Epilogue: Deaths
Control code
42021510
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
319 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780684815657
Lccn
99041977
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Partisans : marriage, politics, and betrayal among the New York intellectuals, David Laskin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [303]-308) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Partisan Review reborn -- The southern branch -- Seven years of hell -- Country wives -- The war -- Divorces -- The tranquilized fifties: insanity and liberalism -- The early 1960s: firestorms -- The late 1960s: dispersal -- Epilogue: Deaths
Control code
42021510
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
319 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780684815657
Lccn
99041977
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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