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Author Bloom, Alexander.

Title Prodigal sons : the New York intellectuals & their world / Alexander Bloom
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1986
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 461 pages)
Contents Introduction: "The Herd of Independent Minds, "; I. PATHS TO PARTISAN; 1 Young Men from the Provinces; 2 A New York Education; 3 The Radical Vanguard; II. THE PARTISAN MIND; 4 The Partisan Family; 5 The Partisan Mind: Cultural Turns; 6 The Partisan Mind: Political Turns; III. PRODIGAL SONS; 7 Partisan Warfare; 8 Heart In -- Head Out; 9 Into the Promised Land; IV. MAKING IT; 10 The Postwar Mentality: Imagination & Affirmation; 11 Liberal Anticommunism; 12 Sensations of Wisdom, Stamina, and Poise; 13 Things Fall Apart: Dispersions; 14 What We Are Today; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G
Summary Among the influential New York Jewish intellectuals discussed are: Lionel Trilling, Alfred Kazin, Irving Howe, Leslie Fiedler, Daniel Bell, Harold Rosenberg, Saul Bellow, Irving Kristol, and Norman Podhoretz
Analysis New York (City). Intellectual life Role of Jews, 1930-1980
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject American literature -- Jewish authors -- History and criticism.
Jews -- Cultural assimilation -- New York (State) -- New York.
Intellectuals -- New York (State) -- New York.
Jews -- New York (State) -- New York -- Intellectual life.
New York (N.Y.) -- Intellectual life.
United States -- Civilization -- Jewish influences.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 85005128
ISBN 019503662X (Cloth)
1423734602 (electronic bk.)
9780195036626 (Cloth)
9781423734604 (electronic bk.)