9780684815657

Partisans: Marriage, Politics, and Betrayal Among the New York Intellectuals

ISBN 10: 0684815656 / 0-684-81565-6
ISBN 13: 9780684815657
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: 2000
Binding: Hardcover
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"[A] surprisingly engaging exercise in higher gossip....Perhaps Laskin's chief contribution to our understanding of [the New York intellectuals] is his emphasis on the important roles played in it by women....Laskin's understanding of them is keen and revealing...."

Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Book World, 01/23/2000

 

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Partisans: Marriage, Politics, and Betrayal among the New York Intellectuals (ISBN: 0684815656 / 0-684-81565-6)
Laskin, David
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Book Description: Simon & Schuster, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Gift quality, Fine. A superior copy without defect. Clean, unmarked pages. Fine binding and cover. Hardcover and dust jacket. Ships daily. Bookseller Inventory # 1309060054

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Partisans - Marriage , Politics , and Betrayal Among the New York Intellectuals (ISBN: 0684815656 / 0-684-81565-6)
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Book Description: Simon & Schuster, New York, 2000. Hard Cover in Dust Jacket. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Photos (illustrator). First Edition. 6-1/2 x 10 x 1-1/4". 2000 First Edition Hardcover book in DJ . BRAND NEW from 2000 publisher . Never opened , Never owned . small dot top edge . Jacket protected in New non-stick clear mylar sleeve . Gift Giving quality . 320 pages . illustrated with 8 pages of glossy B&W photographs . Superb evocation of New York intellectual life over 3 decades . From the Depression era of the 1930s through the Vietnam war era of the 1960s . a generation of public intellectuals thrived in America . Poets , novelists, critics, commentators . also friends , rivals, spouses and lovers . people like Mary McCarthy , Edmund Wilson, Robert Lowell , Elizabeth Hardwick , Hannah Arendt , Allen Tate , Carolyn Gordon, Diana Trilling . ' David Laskin writes about the New York intellectuals of the 1930s as if he'd known them--watched them found Partisan Review; drink themselves to blackout night after night; marry, support, divorce, criticize, and betray one another over three decades from a vantage point close enough for clarity but distant enough for fairness and thorough, well-disciplined research. He also definitively proves that gender need raise no barriers to insight and compassion for a writer with the requisite courage and imagination. His sympathy, respect, and admiration for his subjects shine through his book, and make the lives of these four women unforgettable ' . " Partisans - Marriage , Politics and Betrayal Among the New York Intellectuals " . by David Laskin . published by Simon & Schuster , New York 2000 1st Edition Hardcover in Dustjacket *** Securely packed for Safe delivery ~ Shipping safely Worldwide since 1965 *** 6-1/2 x 10 x 1-1/4". Bookseller Inventory # 2463

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Book Description: Simon & Schuster, Riverside, New Jersey, U.S.A., 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 320 pages. From the Publisher: From the Depression era of the 1930s through the Vietnam War of the 1960s, a generation of "public intellectuals" thrived in America. They were poets, novelists, critics, and commentators who were also friends, rivals, spouses, and lovers. Their personal relationships were as passionate as their writing. In their poems, novels, and essays they debated one another while producing work that was brilliant and often controversial. Among them are such influential writers as Mary McCarthy, Edmund Wilson, Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Hardwick, and Hannah Arendt. "We were not gentlemen--or ladies, " observed William Phillips, former editor of the Partisan Review, the house organ of the group. "We had strong egos. " While the pages of Partisan Review were a forum for political and intellectual controversy, its offices were a hotbed of gossip, intrigue, back-stabbing, and sex. Possessed of enormous ambition, talent, and appetite, the PR circle was an intense, self-enclosed society where creative energy often gave way to self-destructive impulses, alcoholism, and adultery. For women of talent, beauty, and ambition, this literary circle offered unprecedented professional opportunity but also exacted a terrible emotional price. Mary McCarthy, proudly promiscuous, had an affair with Philip Rahv, then editor of PR, before moving on to a disastrous marriage to Edmund Wilson. Jean Stafford, whose early brilliant stories appeared in PR, succumbed to Robert Lowell's persistent courtship, a decision that would later nearly destroy her. Lowell became a celebrity during his next marriage, to PR insider Elizabeth Hardwick, though Hardwick saw her promising literary career founder under the burden of coping with Lowell's recurrent psychosis. Yet, notes David Laskin, several of these marriages and friendships managed to survive and even flourish, with a lifelong bond forming between McCarthy and Hannah Arendt, and with Hardwick and Lowell presiding over the founding of the vi. Bookseller Inventory # 0003094

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