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Dwight Macdonald

Critic, Essayist (24-Mar-1906 — 19-Dec-1982)


Gregory D. Sumner. Dwight MacDonald and the Politics Circle: The Challenge of Cosmopolitan Democracy. Cornell University Press. 1996. 272pp.

Stephen J. Whitfield. A Critical American: The Politics of Dwight Macdonald. Archon Books. 1984. 179pp.

Michael Wreszin. A Rebel in Defense of Tradition: The Life and Politics of Dwight Macdonald. New York: Basic Books. 1994. 590pp.

Michael Wreszin (editor). A Moral Temper: The Letters of Dwight Macdonald. Ivan R. Dee. 2001. 481pp.

Michael Wreszin (editor). Interviews with Dwight Macdonald. University Press of Mississippi. 2003. 181pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Internet Movie Database [link]

  3. Wikipedia [link]

  4. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers (p.264)

  5. Current Biography, 1969 Yearbook (pp.277-80)

  6. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.457)

  7. World Authors 1950-1970 (pp.902-04)

  8. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.297)

  9. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.627)

  10. Public Intellectuals: A Study in Decline (p.201)

  11. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.463)

  12. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.440)

  13. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.727)

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