A Voice Still Heard: Selected Essays of Irving Howe

A Voice Still Heard: Selected Essays of Irving Howe


Man of letters, political critic, public highbrow, Irving Howe used to be one among America’s such a lot exemplary and embattled writers. in view that his loss of life in 1993 at age seventy two, Howe’s paintings and his own instance of dedication to excessive precept, either literary and political, have had a lively afterlife. This posthumous and capacious assortment comprises twenty-six essays that initially seemed in such guides as the manhattan Review of Books, the New Republic, and the Nation. Taken jointly, they exhibit the intensity and breadth of Howe’s enthusiasms and variety over politics, literature, Judaism, and the tumults of yank society.
 
A Voice nonetheless Heard is vital to the knowledge of the passionate and skeptical spirit of this lucid author. The ebook kinds a bridge among the 2 parallel corporations of tradition and politics. It indicates how politics justifies itself by means of tradition, and the way the latter activates the previous. Howe’s voice is ever sharp, relentless, frequently scathingly humorous, revealing Howe as that rarest of critics—a actual reader and author, one whose readability of favor is as a result of the his disciplined and candid mind.

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