Journals Higher Education



Published: 17 December 1987

480 Pages

5-5/16 x 8 inches

ISBN: 9780195051773

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Prodigal Sons

The New York Intellectuals and Their World

Alexander Bloom

Bloom's study of the New York intellectuals--Lionel Trilling, Alfred Kazin, Daniel Bell, Harold Rosenberg, Saul Bellow, and Irving Kristol, among them--retraces their common past, from their New York City ghetto upbringing and education through their radicalization in the '30s to their preeminence in the postwar literary and academic world.