Journals Higher Education



Published: 17 April 1986

480 Pages

ISBN: 9780195036626

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Prodigal Sons

The New York Intellectuals and Their World

Alexander Bloom

From Lionel Trilling to Irving Kristol, from Philip Rahv to Norman Podhoretz, this book offers a comprehensive look at New York intellectual life over the past half-century. Bloom traces the rise of the New York intellectuals from their origins--poor, Jewish, the children of immigrants--to their coming to prominence in our intellectual estalishment. It takes us through nearly all the crucial intellectual and political events of the last decades and behind the scenes at such important journals as Partisan Review, Commentary, and The Public Interest.


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