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Irving Howe (1920 - 1993)

  Critic, author, founder of Dissent, and one of the founders of the Democratic Socialists of America, Howe demonstrated intellectual virtuosity with wit and flare comparable to Chesterton and Mencken.


Portrait: Irving Howe - by Alan M. Wald


"Of Freedom and Contemplation" - by Irving Howe 1958


Irving Howe's 1952 review of Ellison's Invisible Man


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List of Works



World of Our Fathers


A Margin of Hope: An Intellectual Autobiography










(not a complete list)


"The love-seeker or God-seeker is particularly vulnerable to self-torment if he inwardly believes that he seldom experiences true love and that instead of embracing God he merely celebrates his own ego."






"It is not surprising that the political novelist, even as he remains fascinated by politics, urges his claim for a moral order beyond ideology; nor that the receptive reader, even as he perseveres in his own commitment, assents to the novelist's ultimate order."



























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