Nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award, World of Our Fathers . Irving Howe (1920–1993) played a pivotal role in American intellectual life for over five decades, from the 1940s to the 1990s.
Nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award, World of Our Fathers explores the many aspects of this time and place in history, from the political to the cultural. In this compelling American story, Irving Howe addresses everything from the story of socialism, the hardships of the ghetto, and the tragic Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire that killed scores of garment workers to the Borscht Belt resorts of the Catskills in colorful and dramatic detail.
I borrowed "World of Our Fathers" from the library and just loved it! I never marked as many pages in a book . I stayed with it because my grandparents were all Jewish immigrants of the period that Howe writes about, and my parents the first generation of Americans.
I borrowed "World of Our Fathers" from the library and just loved it! I never marked as many pages in a book as I did this one. I kept renewing the book because I had so many pages marked I didn't want to lose all those meaningful passages. But he wanted to talk on and on (and on) about New Yorkers, Yiddish, socialists, and intellectuals, so I didn't see so much of my family.
World of Our Fathers book. Winner of the National Book Award, 1976. World of Our Fathers traces the story of Eastern Europe's Jews to America over four decades
World of Our Fathers book. World of Our Fathers traces the story of Eastern Europe's Jews to America over four decades.
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World of our Fathers: The Journey of the East European Jews to America and the Life They Found and Made. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1976. New Perspectives: The Diaspora and Israel. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, introduction New York: Bantam, 1990. The castle by Franz Kafka, introduction London : David Campbell Publishers, 1992.
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World of Our Fathers: The Journey of the Eastern European Jews to America and the Life They Found and Made. Irving Howe, Kenneth Libo. Of all published articles, the following were the most read within the past 12 months. On the Relation Between Sociology and Ethics. Eviction and the Reproduction of Urban Poverty. Racial Profiling and Use of Force in Police Stops: How Local Events Trigger Periods of Increased Discrimination.
We learn how the immigrants reacted after WW II when they learned of the Holocaust and the devotion to Israel. If a merit test had been put on the two million Yiddish speaking immigrants nearly none would have been admitted. Perhaps his most famous and widely read book was "World of Our Fathers," a history of Eastern European immigration to the United States that won the National Book Award in 1976.
Howe’s massive history of the Eastern European immigrant Jews of New York City, World of Our Fathers: The Journey of the Eastern European Jews to America and the Life They Found and Made, became a best-seller. Other historical works followed: a biography of Trotsky in 1978, Socialism and America in 1985, and a book on nineteenth century American intellectual history called The American Newness: Culture and Politics in the Age of Emerson in 1986. His A Margin of Hope: An Intellectual Autobiography, appeared in 1982.
Irving Howe has written many influential books throughout his career
Irving Howe has written many influential books throughout his career. He wrote the Decline of the New, The World Of Our Fathers, Politics and the Novel and his autobiography A Margin of Hope. He also wrote a biography of Leon Trotsky, the Russian revolutionary who was one of his childhood heroes. Howe's exhaustive, multi-disciplinary history of Eastern European Jews in America, World of Our Fathers, is considered a classic of social analysis and general scholarship. Howe explores the socialist Jewish New York he came from
World of Our Fathers.
World of Our Fathers. A Life of Passionate Dissent. Irving Howe, the eminent literary critic and longtime socialist, who died in 1993 at 72, accumulated quite a few. It was not that Howe was friendless - far from it. A true intellectual hero of the left, he had legions of friends and followers. It was simply that Howe knew the importance of a good brawl.