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The Resource Politics and the intellectual : conversations with Irving Howe, edited by John Rodden and Ethan Goffman

Politics and the intellectual : conversations with Irving Howe, edited by John Rodden and Ethan Goffman

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Politics and the intellectual : conversations with Irving Howe
Title
Politics and the intellectual
Title remainder
conversations with Irving Howe
Statement of responsibility
edited by John Rodden and Ethan Goffman
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A compilation of Irving Howe's interviews during the last fifteen years of his life, this book represents what could be viewed as the sequel to Howe's intellectual autobiography, A Margin of Hope, which took the story of his life only up to the late 1970s.<BR><BR>Many of these interviews were never published and have existed only as personal tapes in the hands of such scholars and activists as Todd Gitlin and Maurice Isserman. Others were originally published in such venues as The New York Times, The Jerusalem Post, and the PBS documentary Arguing the World.<BR><BR>Howe never organized his thoughts about the last fifteen years of his life, during which he gained renown for World of Our Fathers, received a MacArthur Fellowship, and became widely regarded as the leading left-liberal intellectual in the U.S. and, arguably, the leading literary critic in America following the deaths of Lionel Trilling and Edmund Wilson. During this time, Howe also struggled to redefine the American Left in an environment that discounted and marginalized it. Indeed, these interviews may have particular significance today, a period of new opportunities for the liberal Left, yet one in which it struggles to construct some coherent identity and compelling program.<BR><BR>The editors worked with the full cooperation of Howe's family. His daughter, Nina, contributed an afterword and provided a number of illustrations and photos that have never before appeared in print. --Book Jacket
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Howe, Irving
Dewey number
974.7/1004920092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PS29.H68
LC item number
A5 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1961-
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  • Rodden, John
  • Goffman, Ethan
Series statement
Shofar supplements in Jewish studies
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  • Howe, Irving
  • Howe, Irving
  • Politics and literature
  • Socialism
  • New Left
  • Dissenters
  • Jews
Label
Politics and the intellectual : conversations with Irving Howe, edited by John Rodden and Ethan Goffman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Control code
317470909
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxi, 354 pages, 5 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781557535511
Lccn
2009022320
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)317470909
Label
Politics and the intellectual : conversations with Irving Howe, edited by John Rodden and Ethan Goffman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Control code
317470909
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxi, 354 pages, 5 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781557535511
Lccn
2009022320
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)317470909

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