504 pp., 6 x 9, 31 halftones, notes, bibl., index
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-3594-1
Published: October 2017
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About the Author
Alan M. Wald is Emeritus H. Chandler Davis Collegiate Professor of English at the University of Michigan.
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"Wald's grasp of the ideological twists and turns of his protagonists is first-rate. . . . His story has an epic sweep."--The Village Voice
"Wald has written a valuable book about the ''political trajectory'' of this country's leading intellectuals over the past 50 years. It is well-researched, insightful and extremely opinionated. It deserves a wide audience."--The New York Times Book Review
"The best informed and most hard-hitting account of a group--the 'New York intellectuals"-- central to twentieth-century intellectual life and politics in America. Without sharing Wald's fervent politics, I am full of admiration for his knowledge."--Alfred Kazin
"An impressive piece of investigative reporting, full of facts about neglected and forgotten figures--not to mention some more familiar ones. It outdistances the current spate of books and articles on that imperfectly defined subject and sets a high standard for scholarship in its wake. It deserves wide attention."--Daniel Aaron, Harvard University