Memorial for a Revolutionist: Dwight Macdonald, A Critical American

Rodden, John
July 2007
Society;Jul2007, Vol. 44 Issue 5, p51
Academic Journal
A quarter century after his death in 1982, Dwight Macdonald is, unjustly, a largely forgotten man. But for 35 years, from 1940 to 1975, he was America’s leading literary-intellectual journalist and the best-known cultural critic to the general public. An undogmatic iconoclast and self-professed “revolutionist,” his finest work makes him a worthy descendent of H.L. Mencken and Edmund Wilson. He is worth remembering.


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