MAKING IT. by Podhoretz, Norman.


Edition: Hardcover.

New York: Random House, (1967) dj. Hardcover - A controversial memoir about American intellectual life and academia and the relationship between politics, money, and education. "Podhoretz, the son of Jewish immigrants, grew up in the tough Brownsville section of Brooklyn, attended Columbia University 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 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 the book with outrage, and Podhoretz soon turned no less angrily on them, becoming a fierce neoconservative." (NY Review of Books)" More than fifty years after its publication, this controversial and legendary book remains a riveting autobiography, and as a fascinating and essential document of mid-century American cultural life. Index. 368 pp.

Condition: Very good in a good only dust jacket. (prev owner's name, some fading to edges of boards, several short tears and small chips to edges of dj, especially at the ends of the spine - but a tight, straight copy with the original price of 6.95 on the dj flap)

Book ID: 85239
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