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The Resource Making it, Norman Podhoretz ; introduction by Terry Teachout

Making it, Norman Podhoretz ; introduction by Terry Teachout

Label
Making it
Title
Making it
Statement of responsibility
Norman Podhoretz ; introduction by Terry Teachout
Creator
Contributor
Author
Writer of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Norman Podhoretz, the son of Jewish immigrants, grew up in the tough Brownsville section of Brooklyn, attended Columbia on a scholarship, and later received degrees from the Jewish Theological Seminary and Cambridge University. Making It is his blistering account of fighting his way out of Brooklyn and into, then out of, the Ivory Tower, of his military service, and finally of his induction into the ranks of what he calls The Family, the small group of left-wing and largely Jewish critics and writers whose opinions came to dominate and increasingly politicize the American literary scene in the fifties and sixties. It is a Balzacian story of raw talent and relentless and ruthless ambition. It is also a closely observed and in many ways still pertinent analysis of the tense and more than a little duplicitous relationship that exists in America between intellect and imagination, money, social status, and power. The Family responded to Podhoretz's book with outrage, and Podhoretz soon turned no less angrily on them, becoming the fierce neoconservative he remains to this day. Fifty years after its first publication, this controversial and legendary book remains a riveting autobiography, a book that can be painfully revealing about the complex convictions and needs of a complicated man as well as a fascinating and essential document of mid-century American cultural life
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Podhoretz, Norman
Dewey number
  • 305.5/52092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
CT275.P66824
LC item number
A3 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Teachout, Terry
Series statement
New York Review Books Classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Podhoretz, Norman
  • Podhoretz, Norman
  • Intellectuals
  • Critics
  • Jews
  • Conservatives
  • United States
  • Conservatives
  • Critics
  • Intellectual life
  • Intellectuals
  • Jews
  • United States
Label
Making it, Norman Podhoretz ; introduction by Terry Teachout
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: New York : Random House, 1967
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn949913147
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xi, 254 pages
Isbn
9781681370804
Lccn
2016026801
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Making it, Norman Podhoretz ; introduction by Terry Teachout
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: New York : Random House, 1967
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn949913147
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xi, 254 pages
Isbn
9781681370804
Lccn
2016026801
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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