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Biel, Steven

Edité par New York Univ. Press, NY, 1992
ISBN 10: 081471188X / ISBN 13: 9780814711880
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Éditeur : New York Univ. Press, NY

Date d'édition : 1992

Reliure : Hardcover (Original Cloth)

Etat du livre : Fine

Etat de la jaquette : Fine

Signé : Signed by Author(s)

Edition : 1st edition.

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Inscribed by Author. Brown cloth. Fine/Fine Dust Jacket is in as new condition, apart from normal shop shelf wear - contains no tears or chips or other damage. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Americana; Inscribed by Author. ISBN: 081471188x. ISBN/EAN: 9780814711880. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 14260. N° de réf. du libraire 14260

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A new intellectual community came together in the United States in the 1910s and 1920s, a community outside the universities, the professions and, in general, the established centers of intellectual life. A generation of young intellectuals was increasingly challenging both the genteel tradition and the growing division of intellectual labor. Adversarial and anti-professional, they exhibited a hostility to boundaries and specialization that compelled them toward an ambitious and self-conscious generalism and made them a force in the American political, literary, and artistic landscape.

This book is a cultural history of this community of free-lance critics and an exploration of their collective effort to construct a viable public intellectual life in America. Steven Biel illustrates the diversity of the body of writings produced by these critics, whose subjects ranged from literature and fine arts to politics, economics, history, urban planning, and national character. Conceding that significant differences and conflicts did exist in the works of individual thinkers, Biel nonetheless maintains that a broader picture of this vibrant culture has been obscured by attempts to classify intellectuals according to political or ideological persuasions.

His book brings to life the ways in which this community sought out alternative ways of making a living, devised strategies for reaching and engaging the public, debated the involvement of women in the intellectual community and incorporated Marxism into its evolving search for a decisive intellectual presence in American life. Examined in this lively study are the role and contributions of such figures as Randolph Bourne, Max Eastman, Crystal Eastman, Walter Lippmann, Margaret Sanger, Van Wyck Brooks, Floyd Dell, Edmund Wilson, Mable Dodge, Paul Rosenfeld, H. L. Mencken, Lewis Mumford, Malcolm Cowley, Matthew Josephson, John Reed, Waldo Frank, Gilbert Seldes, and Harold Stearns.

Synopsis: A cultural history of freelance critics and an exploration of their collective effort to construct a viable public intellectual life in the US. Independence and social engagement were the terms of self-definition and the aspirations that bound together a broad range of critics, including Randolph Bourne, Max Eastman, Walter Lippmann, Margaret Sange

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