IRVING HOWE (1920 - 1993)




  • Anthologies:

    • A Critic's Notebook.  Ed. and intro. Nicholas Howe.  New York: Harcourt Brace, 1994.

    • Selected Writings, 1950-1990.  New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1990.

    • Celebrations and Attacks: Thirty Years of Literary and Cultural Commentary.  New York: Horizon, 1979.

    • Steady Work: Essays in the Politics of Democratic Radicalism, 1953-1966.  New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1966.

  • Edited Works:

    • Edith Wharton: a Collection of Critical Essays.  Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall 1962.

  • Selected Individual Works:

    • "History and the Novel."  The New Republic September 3, 1990.  29-34.

      • Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism.  Ed. Vincent Leitch, et al.  New York: Norton, 2001.  1535-1547.

    • The American Newness: Culture and Politics in the Age of Emerson.  Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1986.

    • Socialism and America.  New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1985.

    • A Margin of Hope: an Intellectual Autobiography. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1982.

    • The Making of a Critic.  Bennington, VT: Bennington College, 1982.

    • Leon Trotsky.  New York: Viking, 1978.

    • The Critical Point: on Literature and Culture.  New York: Horizon, 1973

    • Beyond the New Left.  New York: McCall, 1970.

    • Decline of the New.  New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1970

    • The Idea of the Modern in Literature and the Arts.  New York: Horizon, 1967.

    • Literary Modernism.  Greenwich, CT: Fawcett, 1967.

    • Thomas Hardy.  New York: Macmillan, 1967.

    • A World More Attractive; a View of Modern Literature and Politics.  New York: Horizon, 1963.

    • Politics and the Novel.  New York: Horizon, 1957.

    • The American Communist Party: a Critical History, 1919-1957.  By Howe and Lewis Coser with the assistance of Julius Jacobson.  Boston: Beacon, 1957.

    • William Faulkner: a Critical Study.  New York: Random House, 1952.

    • Sherwood Anderson.  New York: Sloane, 1951.


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  • Anthologies:

    • Rodden, John, ed.  The Worlds of Irving Howe: the Critical Legacy.  Herndon, VA: Paradigm, 2007.

    • Rodden, John, ed.  Irving Howe and the Critics: Celebrations and Attacks.  Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 2005.

  • Selected Individual Works:

    • Alexander, Edward.  Irving Howe: Socialist, Critic, Jew.  Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1998.

    • Sorin, Gerald.  Irving Howe: a Life of Passionate Dissent.  2005.




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