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Irving Howe

Irving HoweAKA Irving Horenstein

Born: 11-Jun-1920
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 5-May-1993
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Critic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Editor of Dissent

Military service: US Army (WWII)

Grew up speaking Yiddish at home. Married four times.

Father: David Howe (grocery owner)
Mother: Netti Goldman
Wife: Arien Hausknecht
Wife: Ilana Wiener (b. Israel)

    University: BS, City College of New York (1940)
    Professor: English, Brandeis University (1953-61)
    Professor: English, Stanford University (1961-63)
    Professor: English, Hunter College (1963-)

    Dissent Co-Founder and Editor
    Socialist Workers Party
    Guggenheim Fellowship 1964-65
    MacArthur Fellowship 1987
    National Book Award 1977 for World of Our Fathers
    Proxy Baptism: Mormon per 13-Dec-2002 Jewish Telegraphic Agency article

    Zelig (15-Jul-1983) · Himself

Author of books:
The UAW and Walter Reuther (1949, biography)
Sherwood Anderson (1951, biography)
William Faulkner: A Critical Study (1952, criticism)
Politics and the Novel (1957, criticism)
A World More Attractive: A View of Modern Literature and Politics (1963, criticism)
Decline of the New (1970, essays)
World of Our Fathers (1976, history)
Leon Trotsky (1978, biography)
Celebrations and Attacks: Thirty Years of Literary and Cultural Commentary (1978, essays)
A Margin of Hope: An Intellectual Autobiography (1984, memoir)
Selected Writings: 1950-1990 (1990, collection)

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