- The New York Intellectuals
The New York Intellectuals were a group of Jewish American writers and literary critics based in New York City in the mid-20th century. They advocated left-wing politics but were also firmly anti-Stalinist. The group is known for having sought to integrate literary theory with Marxism and Socialism while rejecting Soviet Communism as a workable or acceptable political model.
Writers often identified as members of this group include Hannah Arendt, William Barrett, Daniel Bell, Saul Bellow, Marshall Berman, Richard Chase, Nathan Glazer, Clement Greenberg, Richard Hofstadter, Sidney Hook, Irving Howe, Alfred Kazin, Irving Kristol, Mary McCarthy, Dwight Macdonald, William Phillips, Norman Podhoretz, Philip Rahv, Harold Rosenberg, Isaac Rosenfeld, Delmore Schwartz, Susan Sontag, Harvey Swados, Diana Trilling, Lionel Trilling, Michael Walzer, and Robert Warshow.
Many of these intellectuals were educated at City College of New York ("Harvard of the Proletariat"), New York University and Columbia University in the 1930s, and associated with the left-wing political journals the Partisan Review, Commentary, and Dissent. Writer Nicholas Lemann has described these intellectuals as "the American Bloomsbury".
Some, including Kristol, Hook, and Podhoretz, later became key figures in the development of Neoconservatism.
- Bloom, Alexander. Prodigal Sons: The New York Intellectuals and Their World, Oxford University Press, 1986, ISBN 0-19-503662-X
- Cooney, Terry A. The Rise of the New York Intellectuals: Partisan Review and Its Circle, 1934-1945, University of Wisconsin Press, 1986, ISBN 0-299-10710-8
- Dorman, Joseph. Arguing the World: The New York Intellectuals in their Own Words. New York: Free Press, 2000. ISBN: 0684862794.
- Jumonville, Neil. Critical Crossings: The New York Intellectuals in Postwar America, University of California Press, 1991, ISBN 0-520-06858-0
- Laskin, David. Partisans: Marriage, Politics, and Betrayal Among the New York Intellectuals University of Chicago Press, 2001, ISBN 0-226-46893-3
- Wald, Alan M. The New York Intellectuals: The Rise and Decline of the Anti-Stalinist Left from the 1930s to the 1980s, University of North Carolina Press, 1987, ISBN 0-8078-4169-2
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
The New York Review of Books — Not to be confused with The New York Times Book Review. The New York Review of Books David Levine s caricature of John Updike in the November 24, 1983 issue Editor Robert B. Silvers Categories … Wikipedia
The New Leader — First issue 1924 Final issue 2006 (print) 2010 (digital) Company American Labor Conference on International Affairs Country USA Based in New York, New York Website … Wikipedia
Culture of New York City — The Theatre District around Times Square is the center of commercial theatrical activity in New York City and the U.S. The culture of New York City is reflected by the city s size and variety. Many American cultural movements first emerged in the … Wikipedia
Parsons The New School for Design — Coordinates: 40°44′07″N 73°59′39″W / 40.73528°N 73.99417°W / 40.73528; 73.99417 … Wikipedia
Mannes College The New School for Music — Established 1916 Type Private President David E. Van Zandt Students 1,135 … Wikipedia
City University of New York — Not to be confused with the University of the City of New York, now known as New York University. For other uses, see University of New York (disambiguation). City University of New York Established 1961 … Wikipedia
State University of New York at Binghamton — Infobox University name = Binghamton University State University of New York size = 300px motto = From breadth through depth to perspective established = 1946 type = Public Faculty = 551 (full time only) employees = 5,000+ endowment = $68.9… … Wikipedia
The Culture of Critique series — The Culture of Critique The original trilogy, released between 1994–1998. A People That Shall Dwell Alone Separation and Its Discontents The Culture of Critique Understanding Jewish Influence Can the Jewish Model Help the West Survive? … Wikipedia
New Netherland — Nieuw Nederland Dutch colony 1614–1667 … Wikipedia
The Birds (play) — The Birds Rider and birds Laconian calyx ca. 540 B.C. The Dramatis Personae in ancient comedy depends on interpretation of textual evidence. This list is developed from D.Barrett s translation.[2 … Wikipedia
The Age of Reason — The Age of Reason: Being an Investigation of True and Fabulous Theology , a deistic treatise written by eighteenth century British radical and American revolutionary Thomas Paine, critiques institutionalized religion and challenges the inerrancy… … Wikipedia