At a glance:
- Author: William Phillips
- First Published: 1984
- Type of Work: Memoir
- Time of Work: The 1920’s to the 1970’s
- Setting: The United States and Western Europe
- Genres: Nonfiction, Memoir
- Subjects: Culture, Journalism or journalists, Intellectuals, Politics, Twentieth century, Literature, Literary criticism
- Locales: Europe, United States, North America
Interest in the New York intellectuals of the 1930’s, 1940’s, and 1950’s has steadily increased in recent years, as surviving members take the occasion of their advancing age and, one presumes, increased leisure to produce memoirs and autobiographies in which they claim to set the record straight, defend themselves and their friends from the unwarranted vilifications of rivals, and wearily reflect on the spiritual debasement into which their heirs on the contemporary scene have fallen. The tone of these memoirs generally is elegiac, occasionally, as with Norman Podhoretz,...
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