A 20 year retrospective collection of 50 articles from Commentary. The magazines's stated main goals are to identify and...

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THE COMMENTARY READER: Two Decades of Articles and Stories

A 20 year retrospective collection of 50 articles from Commentary. The magazines's stated main goals are to identify and criticize social problems and to analyze issues of special interest to Jews. The Introduction is by Alfred Kazin and he discusses the role the magazine has come to play and the range of issues it has dealt with since 1945. The articles are grouped around six subject areas: the Nazi years, the cold war, emerging philosophies, literary criticism, contemporary Jewish history and American writing. ""Groups"" is made up of short fiction examining intercultural relations in American society. Although the price may seem prohibitive, this is an outstanding collection from one of the country's small magazines which exerts a powerful intellectual influence. Name the stimulators of today's thought and the writers of commanding stature and you'll find them here: Arendt, Babel, Hook, Morgenthau, Bellow, Malamud, Baldwin, Goodman and Commentary's distinguished editor, Norman Podhoretz.

Pub Date: May 18, 1966

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Publisher: Atheneum

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1, 1966