Granville Hicks: The Intellectual in Mass Society

Granville Hicks The Intellectual in Mass Society Set against the turbulent decades of the s s and s this absorbing biography of the much neglected intellectual Granville Hicks unfolds in the age of rising fascism the Great Depression le

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  • Title: Granville Hicks: The Intellectual in Mass Society
  • Author: Leah Levenson Jerry Natterstad
  • ISBN: 9781566391047
  • Page: 198
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Set against the turbulent decades of the 1930s, 40s, and 50s, this absorbing biography of the much neglected intellectual Granville Hicks unfolds in the age of rising fascism, the Great Depression, leftist politics, World War II, the Cold War, McCarthyism, and American anti intellectualism Born in 1901 in Exeter, New Hampshire, Hicks was greatly influenced by the New EnSet against the turbulent decades of the 1930s, 40s, and 50s, this absorbing biography of the much neglected intellectual Granville Hicks unfolds in the age of rising fascism, the Great Depression, leftist politics, World War II, the Cold War, McCarthyism, and American anti intellectualism Born in 1901 in Exeter, New Hampshire, Hicks was greatly influenced by the New England tradition of moral consciousness and political idealism The authors trace his career as a journalist for The New Masses, his tumultuous relationship with communism, his struggle with the request to name names before the House Un American Activities Committee, and his return to small town life Hick s remarkable writing career with The New Leader and the Saturday Review are closely studied, along with his pioneering works on American and British literature The biography places this giant of modern literature and criticism among the remarkable generation of writers that included Edmund Wilson, Malcolm Cowley, John Steinbeck, and Alfred Kazin, and marks his influence on the early career of Flannery O Connor, Bernard Malamud, and others.

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