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A compilation of Irving Howe’s interviews during the last fifteen years of his life, this book represents what could be viewed as the sequel to Howe’s intellectual autobiography, A Margin of Hope, which took the story of his life only up to the late 1970s.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Dedication
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  1. Contents
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Chronology
  2. pp. xv-xxi
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  1. Introduction: Affirming Dissent, or Irving Howe in His Interviews
  2. pp. 1-24
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  1. 1: William Novak, “The Lost Worlds of Our Fathers and of Yiddish Literature,” Moment, March 1976, 24-27.
  2. pp. 25-33
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  1. 2: Sol Stern, “Israel, American Jews, and the Peace Now Camp,” Jerusalem Post Weekly, 24 August 1976.
  2. pp. 34-40
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  1. 3: Sandra Greenberg, “Fiction, Society, and the Literary Critic," Book Forum: An International Transdisciplinary Quarterly, 1981, 534-40.
  2. pp. 41-51
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  1. 4: Maurice Isserman. “Dissent in the Fifties and Sixties,” 24 January 1982;21 October 1982.
  2. pp. 52-81
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  1. 5: Grace Schulman “A Margin of Hope at the 92nd Street Y,” 7 November1983.
  2. pp. 82-106
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  1. 8: John Rodden, “A ‘Partisan’ View of Orwell,” October 1983 and April 1987.
  2. pp. 137-145
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  1. Images
  2. pp. 146-150
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  1. 9: Todd Gitlin, “Looking Back on the New Left and the Counterculture,” 15 April 1985.
  2. pp. 151-197
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  1. 10: Neil Jumonville, “Socialism, Communism, and the New York Intellectuals,” 6 June 1985.
  2. pp. 198-205
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  1. 11: Susanne Klingenstein, “Thoughts on Jewish Intellectual Life and the American Academy,” 12 December 1988.
  2. pp. 206-231
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  1. 12: Irving Howe, “The First 35 Years Were the Hardest: Interview with Myself,” Dissent, Spring 1989.
  2. pp. 232-242
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  1. 13: William Cain, “The Making of a Modern Critic,” American Literary History, Fall 1989.
  2. pp. 243-255
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  1. 14: Jim Holt, “‘Howe Now’ on Politics, Art, and the Critic,” Thesis: The Magazine of the Graduate School and University Center, Fall 1990.
  2. pp. 256-269
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  1. 15: Robert Negin, “Fraternal Dissents on Max Shachtman and American Trotskyism,” November 1990.
  2. pp. 270-280
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  1. 16: Maurice Isserman, “’My Recollections of Mike’: Harrington the Thinker and Socialist Activist,” 26 March 1991.
  2. pp. 281-309
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  1. Postscript: Interview with Robert Silvers on the Death of Irving Howe, CBC Radio,“As It Happens,” May 5, 1993.
  2. pp. 323-326
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  1. Afterword
  2. pp. 327-331
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 332-334
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 335-354
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  1. Back
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781612490151
Related ISBN
9781557535511
MARC Record
OCLC
794698949
Pages
400
Launched on MUSE
2011-07-21
Language
English
Open Access
No
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