The Other New York Jewish Intellectuals

The Other New York Jewish Intellectuals

by Carole S Kessner


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Irving Howe. Saul Bellow. Lionel Trilling. These are names that immediately come to mind when one thinks of the New York Jewish intellectuals of the late thirties and forties.
And yet the New York Jewish intellectual community was far larger and more diverse than is commonly thought. In The Other New York Jewish Intellectuals we find a group of thinkers who may not have had widespread celebrity status but who fostered a real sense of community within the Jewish world in these troubled times. What unified these men and women was their commitment and allegiance to the Jewish people.
Here we find Hayim Greenberg, Henry Hurwitz, Marie Syrkin, Maurice Samuel, Ben Halperin, Trude Weiss-Rosmarin, Morris Raphael Cohen, Ludwig Lewisohn, Milton Steinberg, Will Herberg, A. M. Klein, and Mordecai Kaplan, and many others. Divided into 3 sections—Opinion Makers, Men of Letters, and Spiritual Leaders—the book will be of particular interest to students and others interested in Jewish studies, American intellectual history, as well as history of the 30s and 40s.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780814746592
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 10/01/1994
Series: Reappraisals Jewish Social History Series , #8
Pages: 394
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

The recipient of the Marie Syrkin Fellowship for 1994, Carole S. Kessner teaches in the Departments of Comparative Studies and English and in the programs in Judaic Studies and Women's Studies at SUNY, Stony Brook.

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