A bountiful selection of letters from Dwight Macdonald, one of the crankiest and shrewdest observers of American life in the 20th century. These letters sing. New York Times Book Review.
In addition to his biography of Dwight Macdonald, Michael Wreszin has written the lives of two other American intellectual journalists-Oswald Garrison Villard and Albert Jay Nock. Mr. Wreszin is professor emeritus of history at Queens College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
Wreszin is to be commended for bringing these letters together. -- John B. Judis, Senior Editor, New Republic It may be that we get only one Dwight Macdonald a century...He is a bracing writer and, not incidentally, the Leonardo of the well-drawn distinction. -- Erik Wensberg, Editor, Modern American Usage Bracing and very interesting...wonderful stuff. -- Adrienne Miller Esquire I find these letters to be remarkable...entertaining, quirky, irritating, delightful, and illuminating. -- Norman Mailer The keenness of Macdonald's wit is everywhere apparent in these marvelous letters. The Review of Higher Education Brilliant. -- Dwight Gardner The New York Times
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