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Pealeism and Its Discontents: Cold War Religion, Intellectuals, and the Middlebrow

Erin A. Smith

in What Would Jesus Read?: Popular Religious Books and Everyday Life in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469621326
eISBN:
9781469621340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621326.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines the debate regarding the proper place of religion in American public life in the first two decades after World War II, as well as its consequences for the reception of religious ... More


Radical Modernists

Alan M. Wald

in New York Intellectuals: The Rise and Decline of the Anti-Stalinist Left From the 1930s to the 1980s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469635941
eISBN:
9781469635965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635941.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The history of Partisan Review is recounted, with special attention to its relations with the Communist Party and Trotskyism, and the leadership of Philip Rahv and William Phillips. From the ... More


Roads to and from Revolution

Doris Kadish

in The Secular Rabbi: Philip Rahv and Partisan Review

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781800859661
eISBN:
9781800852280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800859661.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter traces Rahv’s forays into and retreats from political radicalism. Letters to Ethel Richman and essays published in the early 1930s (“An Open Letter to Young Writers”, “The Literary Class ... More


Foreword

Doris Kadish

in The Secular Rabbi: Philip Rahv and Partisan Review

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781800859661
eISBN:
9781800852280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800859661.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter begins with the book’s point of departure, the love affair my mother had with Philip Greenberg, who adopted the pen name Philip Rahv. It presents the book as part biography, part ... More


The Stale Bread of Dedication

Ann Charters and Samuel Charters

in Brother-Souls: John Clellon Holmes, Jack Kerouac, and the Beat Generation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604735796
eISBN:
9781621031666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604735796.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

In the autumn of 1945, John Clellon Holmes enrolled at Columbia University, where he never completed a degree. While in Columbia, he met Mira Kent, who would become his wife. In the early fall of ... More


The Age of Anxiety: Existential Psychology and the “Decline” of American Naturalism

Benjamin Mangrum

in Land of Tomorrow: Postwar Fiction and the Crisis of American Liberalism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190909376
eISBN:
9780190909406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190909376.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter considers the effects of psychoanalysis, existentialism, and existential psychology on American intellectual culture. The chapter frames the history of these broad movements by reference ... More


A Newer Criticism

David Bordwell

in The Rhapsodes: How 1940s Critics Changed American Film Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226352176
eISBN:
9780226352343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226352343.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Two issues dominated intellectual culture of the Rhapsodes’ period: Left-wing politics and the power of popular culture. The four critics considered in the book did not push a political line, and ... More


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