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Author: Irving Howe
ISBN: 0553138103
Language: English
Category: Social Sciences
Publisher: Bantam Books; Abridged Edition edition (August 1980)
Rating: 4.2
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Sub: Politics

World of our Fathers won the 1977 National Book Award in History.

World of our Fathers won the 1977 National Book Award in History. In that regard, he was critical of Philip Roth's early works, "Goodbye Columbus" and "Portnoy's Complaint", as philistine and vulgar caricatures of Jewish life that. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, introduction New York: Bantam, 1990. The castle by Franz Kafka, introduction London : David Campbell Publishers, 1992.

Nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award, World of Our Fathers explores the many aspects of this time and place in history, from the political to the cultural

Nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award, World of Our Fathers explores the many aspects of this time and place in history, from the political to the cultural. In this compelling American story, Irving Howe addresses everything from the story of socialism, the hardships of the ghetto, and the tragic Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire that killed scores of garment workers to the Borscht Belt resorts of the Catskills in colorful and dramatic detail.

World of Our Fathers book. I found myself wondering what Irving Howe would make of latter-day borscht belt comedians like Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld. This is an exceptional work of scholarship that it is imbued with Mr. Howe's (born, incidentally, as Irving Hohenstein) obvious affinity with and a fondness for the subject. For some reason, it took me 25 years too get around to reading this book.

World of Our Fathers is a book for Jew and non-Jew, for immigrants and native-born Americans. Irving Howe (1920-1993) played a pivotal role in American intellectual life for over five decades, from the 1940s to the 1990s. It is a book for all people. Chicago Tribune Book World. Irving Howe has written a great book. a marvelous narrative. Best known for World of Our Fathers, Howe also won acclaim for his prodigious output of illuminating essays on American culture and as an indefatigable promoter of democratic socialism.

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World of Our Fathers, his signature book, is a towering work of social history about the immigration of Eastern European Jews to America, particularly to New York

World of Our Fathers, his signature book, is a towering work of social history about the immigration of Eastern European Jews to America, particularly to New York. At once affectionate and clear-eyed, it seems as vital today as it was in 1976-perhaps more vital, as the last echoes of that experience decay and American Jews’ sense of their origins grows fainter and more tenuous

World of Our Fathers. In the book's final chapter, Sorin recounts one of Howe's last battles. Near the end of his long career as distinguished professor of literature at the City University of New York, Howe found himself facing an assault on high culture and the literary canon

World of Our Fathers. A Life of Passionate Dissent. Near the end of his long career as distinguished professor of literature at the City University of New York, Howe found himself facing an assault on high culture and the literary canon. Deriding his younger academic colleagues as ''gutless'' for their refusal to defend what they too held dear, out of the fear of seeming intolerant, he wrote to his fellow New York intellectual Sidney Hook that a battle loomed.

We learn how the immigrants reacted after WW II when they learned of the Holocaust and the devotion to Israel. If a merit test had been put on the two million Yiddish speaking immigrants nearly none would have been admitted. Perhaps his most famous and widely read book was "World of Our Fathers," a history of Eastern European immigration to the United States that won the National Book Award in 1976.

It was a great adventure--the emigration in the 1880s of two million Jews from East Europe to the United States. Many settled in New York, where they attempted to maintain their own Yiddish culture even while making their way into American society. Howe tells the story of these people--from sweatshop to Hollywood studio, from yeshiva to university, every aspect of Jewish life is vividly depicted.
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IWantYou
was bored quickly reading it
Tenius
Like it which is why I bought it.
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Brightfury
excellent
Iraraeal
I borrowed "World of Our Fathers" from the library and just loved it! I never marked as many pages in a book as I did this one. I kept renewing the book because I had so many pages marked I didn't want to lose all those meaningful passages. I finally decided to buy the book, but didn't really expect to get the same edition so I could easily move the markings to my own book. I was so excited to find the exact edition on Amazon in excellent condition and at a great price. The markings have now been moved to my own copy, and I can finally return the book to the library after renewing it at least 10 times!
Mightsinger
Disappointed - the bottom of many of the pages are stained orange/brown, which, in my opinion does not constitute "very good."
Ielonere
I just finished trudging my way through World of Our Fathers. It reminded me of the badly-written high school history books we had to read in the 1960s: unnecessarily dense, without grace or lyricism, and mostly deadly dull. Add to that a lack of editing and organization that would easily have reduced this bloated 700-page manuscript to two-thirds its size, or less. I stayed with it because my grandparents were all Jewish immigrants of the period that Howe writes about, and my parents the first generation of Americans. But he wanted to talk on and on (and on) about New Yorkers, Yiddish, socialists, and intellectuals, so I didn't see so much of my family.
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