Partisans

Marriage, Politics, and Betrayal Among the New York Intellectuals

David Laskin

Partisans
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David Laskin

328 pages | 16 halftones | 6-1/8 x 9-1/4 | © 2000
Paper $23.00 ISBN: 9780226468938 Published April 2001
Combining literary biography with astute reporting and moral insight, David Laskin shows how sex, politics, and art affected relationships among the Partisan Review writers: Mary McCarthy, Edmund Wilson, Philip Rahv, Robert Lowell, Jean Stafford, Elizabeth Hardwick, Hannah Arendt, Allen Tate, Caroline Gordon, and Diana Trilling. It is the women who steal the show with their their groundbreaking work, their harrowing experiences of marriage, abuse, and betrayal, their passion for writing and disdain for feminism, their struggles and achievements.

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Contents
Introduction
1. Partisan Review Reborn
2. The Southern Branch
3. Seven Years of Hell
4. Country Wives
5. The War
6. Divorces
7. The Tranquilized Fifties: Insanity and Liberalism
8. The Early 1960s: Firestorms
9. The Late 1960s: Dispersal
Epilogue: Deaths
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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