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Dwight Macdonald

Dwight MacdonaldBorn: 24-Mar-1906
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 19-Dec-1982
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Critic, Essayist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Against the American Grain

Wife: Nancy Gardiner Rodman (b. 1910, m. 1934, d. 1996)

    High School: Phillips Exeter Academy
    University: Yale University

    Fortune Staff Writer (1929-36)
    Partisan Review Editor (1937-43)
    The New Yorker Staff Writer (1951-71)
    Esquire Film Critic (1960-66)

Author of books:
Fascism and the American Scene (1938, pamphlet)
The War's Greatest Scandal: The Story of Jim Crow in Uniform (1943, pamphlet)
The Responsibility of Peoples: An Essay on War Guilt (1944)
Henry Wallace: The Man and the Myth (1948, biography)
The Root is Man: Two Essays in Politics (1953)
The Ford Foundation: The Men and the Millions -- An Unauthorized Biography (1955)
The Responsibility of Peoples, and Other Essays in Political Criticism (1957)
Memoirs of a Revolutionist: Essays in Political Criticism (1960)
Against The American Grain: Essays on the Effects of Mass Culture (1962)
Our Invisible Poor (1963)
Politics Past (1970)
Dwight Macdonald on Movies (1971)
Discriminations: Essays and Afterthoughts 1938-1974 (1974)
A Moral Temper: The Letters of Dwight Macdonald (2001)

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