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Autor: Gerald Sorin
ISBN-13: 9780814740774
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Seiten: 386
Sprache: Englisch
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Irving Howe

A Life of Passionate Dissent
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An illuminating biography of an American intellectual and one of the century's most important public thinkers whose commitment to social reform was balanced by his love of fiction, poetry, baseball, and music.
A New York Times “Books for Summer Reading” selectionWinner of the 2003 National Jewish Book Award for HistoryBy the time he died in 1993 at the age of 73, Irving Howe was one of the twentieth century’s most important public thinkers. Deeply passionate, committed to social reform and secular Jewishness, ardently devoted to fiction and poetry, in love with baseball, music, and ballet, Howe wrote with such eloquence and lived with such conviction that his extraordinary work is now part of the canon of American social thought.In the first comprehensive biography of Howe’s life, historian Gerald Sorin brings us close to this man who rose from Jewish immigrant poverty in the 1930s to become one of the most provocative intellectuals of our time. Known most widely for his award-winning book World of Our Fathers, a rich portrayal of the East European Jewish experience in New York, Howe also won acclaim for his prodigious output of illuminating essays on American culture and as an indefatigable promoter of democratic socialism as can be seen in the pages of Dissent, the journal he edited for nearly forty years.Deeply devoted to the ideal of democratic radicalism and true equality, Howe was constantly engaged in a struggle for decency and basic fairness in the face of social injustice. In the century of Auschwitz, the Gulag, and global inter-ethnic mass murder, it was difficult to sustain political certainties and take pride in one's humanity. To have lived a life of conviction and engagement in that era was a notable achievement. Irving Howe lived such a life and Gerald Sorin has done a masterful job of guiding us through it in all its passion and complexity.
1 The Trauma of Sharply Fallen Circumstances: World of Our Fathers2 Illusions of Power and Coherence at CCNY: World of College Politics in the 1930s3 The Second World War and the Myopia of Socialist Sectarianism4 The Postwar World and the Reconquest of Jewishness5 Toward a “World More Attractive”6 The Origins of Dissent7 The Age of Conformity8 The Growth of Dissent and the Breakup of the Fifties9 More Breakups10 The Turmoil of Engagement: The Sixties: Part 111 Escalation and Polarization: The Sixties: Part 212 Retrospection and Celebration13 Sober Self-Re?ections: Democratic Radical, Literary Critic, Secular Jew

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Autor: Gerald Sorin
ISBN-13 :: 9780814740774
ISBN: 0814740774
Verlag: NYU Press
Seiten: 386
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Ebook, 22,86x15,24x cm