The Worlds of Irving Howe: The Critical Legacy

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The Worlds of Irving Howe: The Critical Legacy is a wide-ranging anthology of criticism devoted to the literary, cultural, and political work of the writer Irving Howe. The book offers a broad cross-section of critical and biographical writings about Howe. Collected here are assessments of Howe's work written by some of the most prominent intellectuals of the twentieth century, among them Lionel Trilling, Alfred Kazin, C. Vann Woodward, Robert Coles, Daniel Bell, Malcolm Cowley, and Arthur Schlesinger. The critical estimates of Howe's major books, collected here and framed by a major biographical introduction by John Rodden, constitute a sharply focused lens through which readers can re-evaluate the legacy of one of America's leading intellectuals and thereby understand the main issues of twentieth-century Anglo-American cultural history.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594510243
  • Publisher: Paradigm Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/28/2005
  • Pages: 390
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.15 (d)

Meet the Author

John Rodden, is the author of George Orwell: The Politics of Literary Reputation, Scenes from an Afterlife: The Legacy of George Orwell, and co-editor, with Thomas Cushman, of George Orwell: Into the Twenty-First Century.

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Table of Contents

Introduction : the worlds of Irving Howe 1
I Labor historian and literary biographer-critic 17
The UAW and Walter Reuther
1 Harvey Breit 27
2 Joseph Barnes 28
3 Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. 31
Sherwood Anderson
4 Malcolm Cowley 35
5 Newton Arvin 38
6 Charles Angoff 39
7 Granville Hicks 42
8 Brom Weber 45
9 Edward Dahlberg 52
10 Lionel Trilling 55
William Faulkner
11 Alfred Kazin 59
12 Isaac Rosenfeld 62
13 Richard Chase 65
14 Hayden Carruth 68
15 Fred Dupee 70
16 Arthur Mizener 74
17 Richard Kostelanetz 76
II Editor-translator, literary essayist, and political historian 81
A treasury of Yiddish stories
18 Norman Podhoretz 90
Politics and the novel
19 Frank O'Connor 99
20 Donald Malcolm 100
21 Hilton Kramer 102
22 J. W. Grove 107
The American Communist Party
23 Arnold Beichman 109
24 Michael Harrington 112
25 Robert Claiborne 115
26 Max M. Kampelman 117
27 Phillip Green 119
28 Seymour Martin Lipset 122
29 Harold D. Lasswell 125
30 Dennis Wrong 127
Modern Literary Criticism
31 Robert Y. Drake 131
A world more attractive
32 Robie Macauley 133
33 Emile Capouya 135
34 Theodore Solotaroff 140
III Polemicist and cultural diagnostician 147
Steady work
35 George Kateb 156
36 Christopher Lasch 159
37 Arnold Beichman 161
38 Milton R. Konvitz 163
39 Murray Kempton 165
40 Robert Boyers 168
41 Raymond Williams 173
The radical imagination
42 Jack Newfield 179
43 Wilson C. McWilliams 180
44 Philip Rahv 183
Thomas Hardy
45 G. W. Sherman 185
Decline of the new
46 Irving Kristol 187
47 David Littlejohn 194
48 Clive James 198
The seventies
49 Elliott Abrams 200
IV Scholar-critic and autobiographer 203
World of our fathers
50 Theodore Solotaroff 211
51 Robert Alter 212
52 Nathan Glazer 216
53 Jacob Neusner 218
54 Jack Alvin Kugelmass 221
55 Milton Hindus 224
56 Asa Briggs 232
Leon Trotsky
57 W. W. Wagar 234
58 Alexander Rabinowitch 236
59 Selden Rodman 237
60 Jack Beatty 240
61 Joel Carmichael 242
62 George Woodcock 250
Celebrations and attacks 254
63 John Simon 254
V Elegist and memoirist 259
A margin of hope
64 R. W. B. Lewis 264
65 Marie Syrkin 266
66 Vivian Gornick 271
67 Alan Wolfe 274
68 Edward S. Shapiro 277
Socialism and America
69 John Patrick Diggins 283
70 C. Vann Woodward 285
71 George Scialabba 293
The American newness
72 Robert Coles 296
Selected writings
73 Walter Kendrick 299
74 George Scialabba 301
75 Hilton Kramer 307
76 Richard Kostelanetz 311
VI Posthumous affirmations and dissents 315
Obituaries, reassessments, and memorials
77 William Phillips 320
78 Daniel Bell 322
79 Lewis Coser 325
80 Alfred Kazin 327
81 Mitchell Cohen 329
82 Dennis Wrong 333
83 Leon Wieseltier, eulogy delivered by the Irving Howe memorial service, New York City, May 24, 1993 336
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