Irving Howe


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Noun1.Irving Howe - United States editor (1920-1993)
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She explains how ideas of Jewish masculinity defined the lives and behavior of the group once dubbed by Irving Howe as New York Jewish Intellectuals.
He writes eloquently and proves that the best autobiography comes through the words of others as he describes over forty Jewish authors of his connection like Alfred Kazin, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Grace Paley, Saul Below Irving Howe, Allen Ginsberg, and Amos Oz as well as non-Jewish writers like James Baldwin, Amiri Baraka and Jose Yglesias.
Trilling, Macdonald, Hitchens, along with Irving Howe and John Lukacs, are all candidates for the honor, but all fall short of the mark, in most cases because they lack the fierce independence and moral courage of their predecessor.
Attacks also came from the left, none of more consequence than that of critic Irving Howe.
Joseph Epstein, Richard Rorty, and several others have discussed whether Irving Howe could be "the American Orwell.
Though Irving Howe has remarked that the Labove section does not "carry sufficient weight" (244), its narrative "weight" is, in fact, substantial.
Nationalism, Internationalism, and the Jews: the chimera of a binational state," in Irving Howe & Carl Gershman, Israel, the Arabs and the Middle East (Bantam, 1972).
The Viking Critical Edition of Herzog, edited by Irving Howe in 1976, is not annotated; the page references here are to the first edition (New York: Viking, 1964).
Socialism is the name of our desire," was the way Irving Howe once put it, but he was speaking, if not exclusively, then primarily for and about Jews.
Among the luminaries he befriended--and later usually alienated--were giants of twentieth-century American literature, including Edmund Wilson, Saul Bellow, Delmore Schwartz, Ralph Ellison, Irving Howe, and Hannah Arendt.
Irving Howe would later make a similar complaint, chiding Ellison for abandoning the protest tradition in black literature and describing Invisible Man as anti-political and "literary to a fault.
Writing about the essays and fiction of the New York Jewish intellectuals in the middle of the twentieth century, Irving Howe said they took intense pleasure in disputation and built their collective style around a sense of tournament, the writer cast as "skilled infighter juggling knives of dialectic.