Writers and Partisans: A History of Literary Radicalism in America

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Gilbert uses the pages of the Partisan Review--the foremost periodical of America's literary left--to trace the development of literary radicalism from its pre-World War I Bohemian birth through the Depression and the Red Decade to the return to traditional values during Cold War.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780231082549
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publication date: 11/15/1993
  • Pages: 303
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.97 (d)

Meet the Author

James B. Gilbert is professor of history at the University of Maryland and taught at Amsterdam University and the University of Paris. He has written numerous books, including Another Chance: America After World War II, The Pursuit of Liberty, and Perfect Cities: Chicago's Utopias in the 1890's, which was a New York Times Notable Book of 1991.

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Table of Contents

Introduction to the Morningside Edition
Introduction 1
Ch. 1 The New Paganism 8
Ch. 2 Three Bohemias 48
Ch. 3 Revolution and Renaissance 88
Ch. 4 The First Partisan Review 118
Ch. 5 The New Generation 155
Ch. 6, Pt. I The Intellectual as Revolutionary 188
Ch. 6, Pt. II Kulturbolschewismus: The Middlebrow Counterrevolution 221
Ch. 7 The Politics of Collision 234
Ch. 8 The Failure of Nerve 253
Bibliographic Essay 283
Index 293
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