The knowledge that makes us cherish innocence makes innocence unattainable.
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|Birth:||11th June, 1920|
|Death:||5th May, 1993|
|Profession:||Critic, Professor, Writer|
Irving Howe was born in New York City, New York, USA. He was a Jewish American literary and social critic, professor and writer. He graduated from City College of New York in 1940. He served in the US Army during World War II. Upon his return, he began writing literary and cultural criticism for the influential Partisan Review and became a frequent essayist for Commentary, politics, The Nation, The New Republic, and The New York Review of Books. In 1954, he helped found the intellectual quarterly Dissent, which he edited until his death in 1993. In the 1950s he taught English and Yiddish literature at Brandeis University from 1953-1961. He served as a professor of English at Stanford University from 1961-1963. He wrote several books include: William Faulkne(nominations: National Book Award for Nonfiction), Politics and the Novel, A world more attractive, Decline of the new, World of Our Fathers(National Book Award for History, National Jewish Book Award for American Jewish History), Leon Trotsky(biography), A margin of hope(autobiography), and Socialism and America.
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